Pupils from schools across the county unite to sing virtually distanced.

Hundreds of pupils from across the county came together in a bid to top the charts this Christmas.

Sing a Little Joy, sung by around 300 children aged between five and 18, was released last Friday.

Led by a series of socially distanced choirs from Springwood High School in King’s Lynn, the pupils recorded themselves singing and performing to a track written by the school’s Lauren Knight and director of music Peter Strudwick.

Mr Strudwick said Sing A Little Joy was a “musical and technological triumph” and he  hoped it would spread some joy to those who listened to it. 

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

“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.”

He added: “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.”

The song is available on all music platforms for streaming and downloading.

Other West Norfolk schools which took part were: Clenchwarton Primary School, Gaywood Primary, Heacham Infant and Nursery, Heacham Junior, Snettisham Junior, Snettisham Infants, Walpole Cross Keys Primary and West Lynn Primary. 

They were joined by schools in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Dereham.