A charity single by students at a King’s Lynn school has failed to break into the top 40 of the iTunes singles chart.

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About 60 students and staff at Springwood High School worked together to write, record and produce the single called Behind the Mask.

Early indications suggested the single for Children in Need might have broken into the top 40 on Sunday but it did not even reach the top 100.

Peter Strudwick, director of music at the school, said he is now waiting to be sent the top 200 chart to see where the single was placed.

He added: “The sales took off really well to start with and last week we got up to 18th in the independent breaking songs chart and 87th in the iTunes pop chart.

“But when we got the top 100 singles from the week we weren’t in it which we were disappointed about.”

The idea for the song came from Year 13 music technology students and involved the entire school as pupils were all asked to write a line about their feelings towards Children in Need.

Mr Strudwick added: “We won’t know until January how many copies we have sold and how much it raised for Children in Need, but there has been a lot of support for it, so we hope it will be a good amount.”

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