Create Jul 17 What we've been up to this month: In July, our award-winning creative:connection program saw its biggest project so far: we brought 56 pupils from one mainstream and three special schools together to create music! Four of our professional musicians worked collaboratively with disabled and non-disabled pupils from these Manchester and Salford schools to devise seven new pieces of music. The week of workshops culminated in two energetic, uplifting performances at intu Trafford Centre enjoyed by more than 800 members of the public. Taking place on the main stage in the spectacular Orient Food Hall, the showcase concluded with One Love Manchester, a chant set to music created by all 56 students. Check out this extract: Chorus Even though the skies are grey Music lifts the clouds away We’re singing all together One Love Manchester “We believe, let’s unite Stand together, let’s not fight Although people try to break us Peace and unity is a must Shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand Together in Manchester, we must stand I’m not city or united I’m a Manchester fan, our kid! “Cup of tea and Bourbon Cream Everyone knows that is my dream Sharing our Tombola ices Sweet and salty, all the spices Curry Mile and China Town This is how we like to get down!” Also this month In Kendal in Cumbria, young people with a range of abilities and disabilities worked together to design and create life-size characters, which they then brought to life in lively stop-motion animations around the theme of ‘Feathers and Flight’. Kendal mayor Andy Blackman stopped by the project and soon found himself growing wings! Young carers in Bath created this beautiful secret garden-themed mural! Children in hospitals and hospices in Oxfordshire and Berkshire created imaginative characters and stories through sound, movement and music In Kingston, young carers got a break from their responsibilities and the chance to express themselves in our dance workshops Live action, green screen and animation came together in quirky short films by young carers in Lambeth Our Chief Executive Nicky Goulder wrote about winning the FSI Small Charity Big Impact award We published our Impact Report for 2016/17, following our most successful year to date.