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25 May 2017, 15:25
Staff and children at the school found themselves within the police cordon after the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday night
Chetham’s School of Music is directly next to Manchester Arena so staff and pupils found themselves unable to leave the site on Tuesday morning because of a police cordon.
To help each other through a very difficult day, pupils came together to sing and play Oasis’ iconic 90s song Don’t Look Back in Anger.
Speaking to ITV news, the school’s headteacher Alun Jones said: “It was a spontaneous act by the children, they said let’s go outside and sing something together as a vigil.”
Oasis hail from Manchester and the song has become an anthem of defiance and solidarity for the city since the tragic attack earlier in the week. This morning, the song was sung by a crowd in central Manchester following a minute's silence to remember the victims of the bombing.
The attack in Manchester Arena on Monday night killed 22 people and left many injured.