Video: Mini Leeds musicians end school on a high note

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Youngsters in Leeds have ended the school year on a high note - with the launch of their very own Christmas music video as part of a festive fundraising project.

The mini musicians from Farsley Springbank Primary School have produced All About Christmas, the proceeds of which will go towards buying new school books for the class library and equipment. The video is a combination of rap and singing and has already proven to be a bit hit among parents and locals.

Reception children from Farsley Springbank Junior School. Pictured are Archie Thorpe, Tara Macfarlane, Rufus McGarth, Elliot Stevenson and Eleanor Moore with teacher Heidi Heslop, Simon Bradshaw and Janice Bennett.  PIC: Tony Johnson

Reception children from Farsley Springbank Junior School. Pictured are Archie Thorpe, Tara Macfarlane, Rufus McGarth, Elliot Stevenson and Eleanor Moore with teacher Heidi Heslop, Simon Bradshaw and Janice Bennett. PIC: Tony Johnson

Year four teacher Simon Bradshaw, who helped the children to produce and prepare the song about what makes Christmas fun, said: “The song is based upon the nativity show performed by the children and they wrote it with the help of year six children.

“We have been selling the song and video to parents and people in the local area to try and raise a bit of money for the reception class. It’s been going great so far.

“The parents have been very positive in their response and the school website is getting lots of hits and it keeps getting played everywhere we go. It seems to be selling very well and everybody’s family has brought a copy pretty much.

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Last year, the video was produced in collaboration with children from years eight and nine, and this year we thought it would be very sweet to do the song with younger children.” The children wrote, sang, recorded, filmed, edited and produced the ditty themselves.

Pupils used a Christmas decorations and special effects to create the video and a green screen to film it.

This year’s musical production follows hot on the heels of last year’s video, when they produced a song called ‘Christmas in Springbank’, which also proved to be a big hit among parents.

Mr Bradshaw added: “We are very proud of it and they are super cute in the video.”

A copy of the song is available from the school.

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