MUSICAL students have hit all the right notes in the creation of their very own charity pop single.
The group of pupils from English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, have created the upbeat dance track called Colours.
A-level music student Paul Donnelly wrote the song and composed the melody for the track with Year 10 student Jessica Harrison and Year 9 pupil Ethan Scott on vocals along with other members of the school choir.
Sixth form graphic design student Adam Harrison offered his services and came up with the art work for the CD, which is on sale in the school with all funds given to today’s Children In Need appeal.
Information technology teacher Laura Tumilty said: “It’s been fantastic and inspiring to watch the kids come up with this.
“I haven’t really done all that much other than overseeing them come up with it all.
“They’ve come up with the ideas all by themselves.”
She added: “It always makes me very proud when they do things like this and come up with ideas, especially for charity, all off their own bat.
“I mean, Paul just came up to me and said he wanted to come up with a song to raise money for Children in Need. He spent a lot of his half-term holiday writing the lyrics.”
She added: “There’s a real buzz about it in school because all the students are now waiting to hear it because they know it’s coming out on Monday and they’re excited about listening to it.
“I hope they make a good deal of money out of it not only for the charity but also for the effort they’ve put into it.”
Pupils also organised a fun run in their pyjamas around nearby Summerhill outdoor park in aid of today’s annual charity extravaganza.
l PICTURES from the pyjama run and other Children in Need events across town will appear on our www.hartlepoolmail.co.uk website today and in tomorrow’s Hartlepool Mail.