Kids sing with fishermen’s choir

Marske Fisherman's choir at East Whitby School''w110419m  Picture: Ceri Oakes
Marske Fisherman's choir at East Whitby School''w110419m Picture: Ceri Oakes

CHILDREN at East Whitby School enjoyed a workshop with Marske Fishermen’s Choir.

Headteacher Tony Mok said: “The older children have been doing a topic on Whitby Past and Present including looking at folk and fishermen’s songs.

“We met the Marske choir at the Captain Cook service that we attend every year.”

Choir spokesman Graham Wilson said: “In addition to singing we also talked to the children about the decline in the fishing industry.

“Most of the choir members are now retired but two still have their own boats. I spent 25 years with the harbour police. “

The choir raises money for charity, mostly for the RNLI.