YOUNGSTERS from a Leeds school have hit the right note with a tuneful Christmas-themed business project.
Children from year 4 at Farsley Springbank Junior School have created their own festive song from scratch, and are now busy making money for new school books from their enterprising efforts. The song is in rap style, with reference to what is happening across Leeds as well as reflecting on the true meaning of Christmas.
Year 4 teacher Simon Bradshaw said: “The children have been extremely busy with a Christmas business enterprise project and the product they have decided to make and sell is a Christmas song that they have written and produced by themselves.
“It is called ‘Christmas in Springbank’ and we are all rather proud of it.
“The song is getting lots of lovely feedback from our parents and the community.
“All proceeds for the single are going towards much needed new books for our class library.
“t is selling well and we decided to accept a ‘pay what you feel’ donation, which is working out well.”
The children wrote, sang, recorded, filmed, edited and produced their ditty themselves, with help from year 5 and 6 pupils.
Mr Bradshaw added: “They initially had lots of fun business ideas ranging from Christmas decorations to a doorbell with a theme tune, but this seemed like the obvious and best idea, and one the whole class could be involved with.
“The support from the wider school community has been quite amazing.”
The pupils used a green screen at school to film the video, with snow falling behind them, Christmas baubles and exciting graphics. They also performed to parents, who were delighted with the show. All pupils at the Wesley Street school in Farsley had a line to sing.
Headteacher Sharon Percival added: “I am extremely proud of everyone involved. They have done a really great job.”
The CD is available from the school.