Pupils unite as single shows they are all stars

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Local children in rehearsals for We Are All Stars single. Pic © Educate Awards

Schools across Merseyside have come together to record a charity single in aid of Children in Need.

Educate Awards, an annual event which celebrates the excellence of schools in Merseyside, Cheshire and Lancashire, partnered with Formby High School to produce a single to raise money for disadvantaged and young people across the UK.

The single, ‘We Are All Stars’, shines light on young people across the region and celebrates the talents and learning skills they have gained through education.

The single was recorded at Parr Street Studio in the city centre after a month of secret rehearsals and an intensive teacher training session.

Local schools involved in producing the charity single included: Bickerstaffe Primary School, Bedford Primary School, Whitefield Primary School, Freshfield Primary School, Formby High School, Queens Park Primary School, Redgate Primary School, Riverside Primary School, Saughall All Saints Primary School, Trinity St Peter’s Primary School, Waterloo Primary School and Valewood Primary School.

The single also features the talent of teachers from the participating schools and members of the G:Force Gospel Choir.

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Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, told JMU Journalism: “There is an incredible amount of talent within primary and secondary schools today and what better way to showcase this than with a song dedicated to raising money for Children in Need?

“Everyone involved worked so hard to make this unique song come to life and we’re all thrilled with how it turned out – it has really put a spotlight on education in the North West.

“We are all looking forward to playing the video at the Educate Awards ceremony on Friday November 16 which falls the same day of Children in Need.”

Pupils of Whitefield Primary School rehearsing for charity single. Pic © Annie Williams JMU Journalism

The Educate Awards, in partnership with Copyrite Systems and Ricoh, is now in its seventh year and is the largest education awards in the North West.

The annual occasion takes place at Liverpool Cathedral.

Since launching in Liverpool in 2012, the awards has continued to grow, now recognising schools and colleges right across the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

We Are All Stars is available to download on iTunes for 79p and all proceeds will be donated to Children in Need.

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