A COMMUNITY came together to celebrate the official opening of Clowne’s Heritage High School.
To honour the occasion pupils from the area produced a video of Clowne through the years and scored a soundtrack to accompany the 15-minute film, aptly named Heritage Back to the Future.
The new school was open to students in January but staged an artistic collaboration with a 51-piece Hallé orchestra.
The concerts also featured pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg and Stravinsky as well as a world premiere with the people of Clowne.
Business manager Angela Fox said everyone did a fantastic job.
“It has been an ongoing partnership for the past two years, it was quite an honour to have the Hallé orchestra here, who are one of the most famous orchestras in the world.”
“The video saw the children travel back to the stone age, they travelled back to 1911 and had images of Clowne of what it looked like then and how it will look like in the future.”
“We played on the time travel theme and had the theme song to Doctor Who too,” she added.
The two performances on Wednesday 29th June were viewed by more than 500 people, who crammed into the new hall.
The project involved young people from three schools in Clowne working alongside older people from their community to create film and music that celebrated life in Clowne from the past, present and future.