Music and Performing Arts

Unsung Heroes Project - by Cohere Arts

Unsung Heroes is a project by Cohere Arts in partnership with Suffolk Archives, Asset Education and Britten Pears Arts, made possible with funding from Heritage Lottery Fund.

The aim of the project was to engage children with their local heritage by developing skills in archive research, songwriting and performance. 13 Asset Education primary schools took part in heritage workshops run by Suffolk Archives, to find everyday heroes from their local history. Guided by historians, they delved deep into archive documents, maps and photographs to find some of the unsung heroes from each school’s neighbourhood. The children then worked with composers to co-create a song telling their chosen hero's story.

The result was the Unsung Heroes Songbook, 14 new songs celebrating everyday heroes from Suffolk's past.

The entire songbook was premiered in a concert at Snape Maltings on 18th Nov 2023, led by Choral Director Tom Appleton.

Our School Songs

Here is a collection of our school songs, sung by the children of The Oaks.

Be The Best You Can Be

Be The Best You Can Be.mp3

This song was written in response to the inspirational training the school received after the London 2012 Olympics.  It is a school favourite.

Big Red Combine Harvester

Big Red Combine harvester.mp3

I Strive

I Strive.mp3

This song teaches us all about the Languages of Learning. We sing a couple of verses every week in ‘Celebration’ Assembly.

Remember Me

Unsung Heroes - Remember Me.mp3



Responsibility is a song that has evolved over the years. It is about friendship, kindness and respect for one another.  Values we hold dear at The Oaks Primary School.