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Looking to the Rainbow

...God’s love and care guides us along our spiritual path, making us a strong, resilient and proud community ...

ABC sings 'Looking to the Rainbow'

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Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project and especially to Mr Webster and Mrs Irvine who put everything together, and to Miss Sutherland for organising everyone and arranging for this to happen. This is most definitely the start of something very special as we share our talents and join together.

Dear ABC Families,


We would like to invite you to take part in a very exciting project  

You may have seen the national launch of the Church of England’s new #faithathome campaign last week. The aim is to get 1000 schools to record a song in time for ‘Thank a Teacher Day’ on the 20th of May.


We are keen to get involved in this exciting project and would like to make a video of our pupils singing ‘Looking to the Rainbow’ (a song which has been written specifically for the project by Becky Drake, school chaplain in Birmingham). You can see a recording that has already been made below.


What do we need you to do?

  1. Have a look at the lyrics and audio file below and learn the song- ‘Looking to the Rainbow’. 
  2. Put on your purple school jumper or polo t-shirt (we all need to look the same and represent our wonderful school together).
  3. Record yourself singing the song with the backing track. (Have a look at the example schools’ video to see how you should look in yours)
  4. Send your finished recording to Miss Sutherland at by Friday the 15th May. Please Note: you may have to record your video in sections, if the file is too big it will not attach to the email. Perhaps you could do verse 1 and the chorus and then verse 2 and the chorus.
  5. In your email to Miss Sutherland, please copy and paste the following: I consent to the attached video being shared on the school website, on social media platforms and as part of the Looking to the Rainbow Project. I consent to my child’s first name only being published.  I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time by emailing the school office on
  6. Have fun singing, be proud of your achievement and wait for your fabulous feedback!


This is a thrilling challenge and we are looking forward to receiving your amazing entries.

Kind regards,

Miss K Sutherland

Music Lead

Looking to the rainbow sing-a-long

Looking to the rainbow backing track

'Looking To The Rainbow' (Lockdown Song) by Becky Drake and The Blue Coat School Chapel Choir

A song of hope for schools to perform during the Covid-19 pandemic.