Singing pupils set for Children in Need TV appearance

SENSATIONAL singing schoolchildren are set to appear on Children in Need tomorrow night.

Youngsters from Kingsley Primary School, in Hartlepool, put their talents to good use to create a fab music CD and video in a bid to raise cash for the annual nationwide televised appeal to change the lives of disabled children and young people in the UK.

Kingsley Primary School pupils who recorded a CD for Children in Need

Kingsley Primary School pupils who recorded a CD for Children in Need

Over 240 children from the school, which includes mainstream pupils and those with special educational needs, hit the high and low notes with their rendition of Michael Jackson’s We Are The World.

It was finished earlier this week and has already had over 3,200 views on YouTube and raised £500 at the time the Mail went to press.

And producers at the BBC, which launched the charity in 1980 and has raised over £600m to date, were so blown away by town school’s effort and end result, that they have asked them to appear live on telly tomorrow night, between 8pm and 9pm, during the Children in Need programme.

So staff and school children are heading to Stockton High Street, where filming is taking place this year, to drop a giant coin emblazoned with their total amount of cash, into a huge Children in Need piggy bank.

Educational support assistant Brian Bush has led the charity single scheme, said: “It’s just incredible how all of this has come about and we can’t believe we’re going to be on the telly on Friday.

“The whole school is excited!”

Brian entered the school into a BBC Children in Need competition called The Best Assembly, by sending off an idea of how they would raise money – a contest which they won.

From there, 20 children from the school then went to Red Dreams studios in Hartlepool, where they recorded the solo parts of the tune.

Then on Thursday last week, 240 excited kiddies packed into Kingsley’s school hall where they recorded the chorus.

Brian said: “It’s absolutely beautiful, I didn’t expect it to be that good at all.

“It’s just unbelievable how well the children have done and the response we’ve had to it – I keep thinking that we might even get the Christmas number one!

“It’s gone crazy and I’ve just been sat in my office burning CDs with the song on.”

He added: “The kids loved the whole process, they’ve really enjoyed it.”

Brian said all the youngsters did absolutely brilliantly, but there were several stand-out stars who belted out their parts, including Darci Murphy, nine, Erin Gallagher-Smith, 10, Leyton Davis, nine, and Lucey Wiley, eight.

l Anyone who would like to make a donation in support of Kingsley’s CD should log onto gofund.me/h0rbuo.