Photo Gallery and Video: Ingoldisthorpe Primary pupils get a taste of stardom as they record a CD

School children at Ingoldisthorpe Primary School are recording around 20 tracks for a CD to be sold

School children at Ingoldisthorpe Primary School are recording around 20 tracks for a CD to be sold over the Christmas period. Pictured are (L) Caitlin Hook and Millie Goodwin. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Children at a west Norfolk school have been given a taste of stardom after recording a CD to help raise funds for their school.

Pupils at Ingoldisthorpe Primary School were joined by a professional sound engineer to create the record, called Ingles Jingles.

All 93 children at the school, ranging from reception to year six, took part in the recording with some tracks being sung by classes or smaller groups while others included the whole school.

Sarah Hall, deputy head at Ingoldisthorpe Primary, said: 'It is about enhancing their learning.

'You can see just by looking at them how much they are enjoying the experience.


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'It is excellent for developing their musical talents and it gives those who are gifted and talented a chance to rise to the top.

'It means that some of those who are less academic can show what they can do and get some confidence.'

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While pupils have only been rehearsing for a few weeks, they regularly sing together.

Mrs Hall said: 'They sing every day in school or in church. They really enjoy it and it means they aren't afraid to perform in front of an audience.'

Students will also be visiting local care homes and Bircham Windmill to perform some of the songs from the CD.

Mrs Hall said: 'It is a great way for them to mix with the community and it is really nice for people.

'It is a way to give something back to the community.'

Although the record's release will coincide with the Christmas period, it is not a Christmas album and features songs which try to span the whole school year. Year six pupil Chloe Munroe, 10, said: 'It has all been really good, I don't think I have a favourite bit.

'It is nice to do something with the younger children.'

Her class mate James Sutton, 11, said: 'I sang a solo so that is one of my favourite bits. We only practiced for a few weeks but we sing together all the time anyway so we weren't really that nervous.'

Ingles Jingles features a cover designed by Millie Butler, 10, and will be available through the school at a cost of £8.50.

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