Local schools were united at Cranleigh Arts Centre this week, in a concert highlighting the role that music, poetry, drama and art play in understanding the past and in fostering a sense of community that is so crucial for future peace.  Items explored themes of past conflicts, resolution and hope for the future.

The concert featured pupils from Cranleigh Prep, Cranleigh C of E Primary School, Park Mead Primary School, St Cuthbert Mayne RC Primary School, St Joseph’s Specialist School and College, Glebelands School and Cranleigh School.

Cranleigh Prep was also represented by two young poets.  Emily and Rafe, both in Form 6, were selected to read aloud poems which they had written about World War 1.

Coinciding with the centenary of the Armistice, this concert was organised by the Arts Society to mark 50 years of the encouraging young people to embrace the Arts.