MiXiT have a dream to show that people with and without disabilities can live in harmony.
Educational Life were invited by the Bradstow School to attend a performance lead by MiXit – the world’s first inclusive pop group. The children from the Bradstow School were also joined by children from St Anthony’s, Laleham Gap and Stone Bay School.
The workshops ran on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th March 2019 at Queens Road Baptist Church in Broadstairs. The workshops revolved around the theme of ‘The Greatest Showman’ and culminated with a performance on the afternoon of 13th March. The greatest showman is known for it’s celebration of inclusivity and Hugh Jackman once said,
“My characters belief was what makes you different makes you special. You can be discriminated for that but if you own up to it and we start to embrace everybody then it can be what makes life special and fantastic.”
MiXit features members with and without learning disabilities working together and performing. They have attracted audiences from all over the world and are iconic to both people with and without disabilities. MiXiT have not been manufactured out of a music boardroom, but from friendships spanning years. With each member having more than a decade of experience, these talented artists’ fan base grows on a daily basis with audiences being wowed and taking the group to their hearts.
Anyone could tell all the children worked extremely hard over the two days they had to practice and the end result was truly fantastic. We were surprised at how enthusiastic and professional they were throughout the whole performance, MiXiT made sure to include every one and all the children were completely passionate about performing making it a incredible experience.
Well done to everyone involved and the Bradstow school for inviting us. We hope to see you all again!