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West Norfolk pupils launch bid to beat Bieber to top of the charts

In a bid to beat Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey to number one, over 300 pupils across Norfolk have recorded a Christmas single to be released today.

Written by Springwood High School’s Lauren Knight and director of music Peter Strudwick, Sing A Little Joy, features youngsters aged from five to 18.

Mr Strudwick said: “Sing A Little Joy is a musical and technological triumph, and I hope it will spread some joy to those who listen to it.

West Norfolk students bid for Xmas number one (43568657)
West Norfolk students bid for Xmas number one (43568657)

“It’s an amazing song with an epic stadium anthem feel and it’s guaranteed to get everyone who hears it singing along.”

Led by a series of socially-distanced choirs from Springwood High School, children from 16 schools across the county have been recording themselves performing the track.

Other West Norfolk schools featuring on the track are Clenchwarton Primary School, Gaywood Primary School, Heacham Infant and Nursery School, Heacham Junior School, Snettisham Junior and Infants Schools, Walpole Cross Keys Primary and West Lynn Primary School.

West Norfolk students bid for Xmas number one (43568659)
West Norfolk students bid for Xmas number one (43568659)

Mr Strudwick said: “We are releasing it commercially so we can also raise funds for NHS charities.

“Springwood is just a short distance from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and many of our pupils have parents who work at the hospital.”

He added: “We are really hoping that the song could go viral on social media and make the charts.

“We hope Norfolk rallies behind this song and promotes it on social media using the hashtag #singalittlejoy.”

The song will be released today for streaming online.

Mr Strudwick said: “Many schools have struggled to keep music going over the last few months but for many students, music is at the very heart of what makes them tick and not being able to play in bands and orchestras and sing in choirs has been very hard.”

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