Dec, 2018

Christmas #1?

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A primary school from the small town of Fleetwood, Lancashire (UK) is defying all the odds and currently on track to mount a serious challenge to the Christmas top spot this year. Named as the Nation’s Happiest Primary School 2018, the school teaches their children to dare to dream and have gone from 100/1 outsiders to 4/1 third favourites with limited financial backing. Flakefleet Primary School’s headteacher, Dave McPartlin, challenged the children to share their dreams and one plucky child explained that they would like to be a popstar with a number one hit. And so, a dream was born!

Staff got together and hatched a plan to take on the biggest number one of the year – Christmas! They begged, borrowed and stole and managed to find music producers, engineers and recording studios who were all willing to offer their services for free to make the impossible a reality. The school got about coming up with a message for their Christmas hit and with the help of the children decided to encourage people to give the gift of time this Christmas and make memories. Staff and children submitted ideas and lyrics for the song and teachers Alice Bryze, Hayley Wild and our talented music producers had the challenge of pulling it all together. Recording was carried out at a professional studio at Fleetwood High School, our local comprehensive and we also set facilities at school to record all children and staff singing their parts. And so, the song was born. See the video and read the full article here …


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