Primary pupils burst into song on banks of Loch Lomond

The Lomond School pupils were celebrating the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Primary school pupils burst into song on the banks of Loch Lomond in celebration of the easing of lockdown restrictions.

After a 14-month ban on singing in schools during the coronavirus pandemic, the Lomond School pupils were thrilled to be able to perform together as a class again.

To mark the occasion, the youngsters aptly belted out a rendition of Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond on Inchcailloch.

Seven-year-old pupil Sophie said: “Singing makes me happy and I have missed it so much.

“I couldn’t believe that we were signing about Loch Lomond when we were on Loch Lomond. It was amazing.”

Following the easing of Covid restrictions, primary pupils can now sing as a class again both indoors and outdoors if risk assessment is met with appropriate mitigations.

Secondary school pupils can only perform together outdoors or via a digital platform.

Ailsa Lawn, head of the junior school at Lomond School, said: “To say that we are overjoyed to have singing permitted again for our children is an understatement.

“Singing is such a big part of school, for learning and for bringing everyone together.

“After 14 difficult months of lockdowns, restrictions and learning from home, the incredible sound of children singing together once again was wonderful.

“It was very emotional to hear the children’s voices again – it is so sad that they have missed something that is so central to childhood, and to life. But singing is back and the children and staff are thrilled that this is part of our school day, once again.”

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