Players of Fulham FC were delighted to be among the first to hear ‘Are You Ready for Christmas?’, a Christmas single created by a group of young people attending The Children’s Trust School for children with complex education, health, therapy and care needs.
Calum Chambers, Floyd Ayite, Cyrus Christie, Joe Bryan, Jean Michael Seri and Aboubakar Kamara joined the young people for a festive music session, and an exclusive preview of the music video that they have created.
The group of eight students, known as CedarSuperSound, were involved in every step of the songs creation. Teachers and staff used specialist equipment to enable the young people to select key words for the lyrics. Each student was provided with specialist and adapted instruments to learn and practise using different parts of their body which, in turn, allowed them independent participation. The final recording was aired for the very first time during Fulham FC’s visit.
Calum Chambers, Fulham FC Defender said: “It was a real pleasure to come to The Children’s Trust today. The young people who attend the school showed us their music video – and it was amazing. I was a little overwhelmed by seeing the positive response from the young people, smiling and laughing. It was such a privilege to be part of it, and meet everyone involved – they’re true superstars.”
Franz Allard, Teacher at The Children’s Trust School said: “It means a great deal to have Fulham FC here to celebrate the launch of the song with our students. At The Children’s Trust School, we strive to empower young people with disabilities, and our belief is that given the opportunity, students can develop musical skills and emerge as musicians. We’re really proud of this song. Our students are proof that with the right support, music can transcend disability.”
Dalton Leong, Chief Executive of The Children’s Trust: “We’re thrilled that our students got to demonstrate their musical skills to the Fulham players today. This is a fantastic project, and we are very proud of what the young people have achieved. The making of the song has given everyone involved a real sense of accomplishment. We hope that many people download the song and give these young people recognition for their musical talent.”
‘Are You Ready for Christmas?’ is released on 21 December on iTunes. All proceeds go towards The Children’s Trust School.