Mayfield pupils hit the high notes for charity

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Local schoolchildren hope to become TV and radio stars after they re-wrote and recorded a song to encourage more people to give to charity.

The Primary 3 class at St Luke’s Primary School in Mayfield have recorded a re-worked version of a song they performed at their nativity last year called “If you think you’re not important”, originally composed by Kelly Fort and used with permission.

Class P3 from St Luke's Primary School with  teacher Daniel Tilmouth.

Class P3 from St Luke's Primary School with teacher Daniel Tilmouth.

Class teacher Daniel Tilmouth explained why his pupils got in tune for charity.

He said: “The school is raising money for Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) and through that we are hoping to send seven children to a school in a foreign country. So we have been doing various different fundraising things in the school. And we have lots of events taking place over the coming weeks.

“So we just thought that with this we would do something a bit different to raise money and we thought it would be a bit of a laugh.

“We changed the lyrics to a nativity song we did. The song is about trying to encourage people to give money to charity. It was a really good experience for the pupils. They worked in pairs and changed different parts of the lyrics then put them all together.

“It was recorded in January in the school, thanks to a high-quality dictaphone we borrowed from Woodburn Primary. And our music specialist Moira Shirreff played guitar on it.”

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