UB40 visit ‘phenomenal’ school where their music is on the curriculum

Hit-makers UB40 have been visiting a school to hear how the band’s repertoire is now part of the curriculum for its music-loving pupils. About 400 pupils from St Edward’s Catholic Primary School in Selly Park, Birmingham, took part in a special assembly about the band on Monday. The reggae pop group’s discography has been taught as part of the pupils’ oracy education – teaching youngsters how to express themselves grammatically and with fluency – and involved Year One to Year Six performing renditions of some of the group’s biggest hits.