School's bid for chart success with Olympic song

By Steve Hayes 08/03 Updated: 16/03 09:30

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PUPILS at Ilmington Primary School are in fine voice as they prepare to launch their bid for chart success with a song for the Olympics.

Musically-minded parents and villagers have teamed up in a bid to help the 106 youngsters at the school who sing on the record to score a hit ahead of the games this summer with Rings Around The World.

There's plenty of musical talent behind the single, which is being professionally recorded and is scheduled for CD and download release on April 21.

The lyrics for the rabble-rousing anthem were written by village poet and parent David Raeburn, who has also provided the music along with David Richards, a fellow musician and teacher.

And Julian Harris, local singing teacher and conductor of the St James’s Singers, is teaching the song to the children at weekly rehearsals.

Ilmington parent Steve Sutherland, a former editor of music magazine NME, said: "’Rings Around The World’ is the kind of going-for-gold, inspirational anthem that makes you want to jump, cheer and do a triple somersault with a half pike. A perfect song to celebrate the Olympics."

Visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6afZj9P3u4 to see a video of the children rehearsing.

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