Linchfield Primary pupils hit the charts with single

Linchfield primary school pupils performing their new song

Linchfield primary school pupils performing their new song "We Are The Young" at school. Pictured is the song-writer Neil Johnston EMN-140516-180054009

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Primary school youngsters have recorded their own song which hit number one in the children’s music charts just hours after being released.

All of the nearly 400 pupils from Linchfield Primary School in Deeping St James played a part in the recording of the song ‘We are the Young’, which was released on Friday last week.

Within hours of the song being released it reached number one in the children’s music charts on iTunes.

Headteacher Andy Fawkes said: “We are very proud of the children in this school and this has been an experience they will not forget.

“Staff were very keen to share this experience with the children and we are also performing in the backing track, I hope the children think we sound OK!

“I am delighted with the finished product.”

Assistant headteacher Helen Carrington had been searching for a music project, which reflected the spirit of the school.

She tracked down composer and producer Neil Johnston and his company ‘Store Van Music’.

Neil, who regularly runs music workshops in schools, converted a school meeting room into a kitted out recording studio with the help of his fellow producer Brad Mair.

Neil said: “When we arrived and began setting up the studio we could see the anticipation on the pupil’s faces!”

Every child in the school was involved in the recording but Charlie Capper, 11, had a special part to play, as he sang a solo and played guitar.

He said: “Everyone was really excited and people were walking along the corridor singing loudly, not just the children but the teachers were doing it as well, hoping Neil and Brad would hear them and ask them to sing a solo. It was really funny!”

Since the song was released there’s been a huge buzz in school with news crews visiting and yesterday, Heart FM dropped into the school with a surprise video message from JLS’ Marvin Humes congratulating them.

To view the video and hear the song visit To download it, visit iTunes.

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