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Talented pupils are video stars

September 18, 2013

YellowBrix

CHILDREN from a Notts primary school have created their own music video.

The 550 pupils at Netherfield Primary School all took to the screen in an eight-minute video celebrating the school's ethos - in which they wrote and sang the lyrics to Take Your Flight of Dreams.

Music producers Richard Shrewsbury and Martin Riley composed the music, but said they took all their inspiration from the children.

The video is now available on Youtube and head teacher Sharon Gray is aiming to hit the charts.

Year 6 student Tahneyah Tucker, 10, said: I want to grow up to be a star after appearing in the video, even though my mum said I wasn't smiling. I was nervous watching it at first but it was really exciting. Pupils could not help but sing and dance along to the music as they were shown their performance on the school's projector yesterday.

Daniel Gunter, 10, said: How often do you and your mates get to make a music video? Me and my friend dressed as scientists and made some of the video's explosions. The video, which took four days of filming and three days and nights producing, has already received over 1,000 hits online and the school are looking to spread the word. Head teacher Sharon Gray said: The song is all about showing the world how we do things. We are a community school and like to involve the parents as much as we can.

The song took inspiration from a recent trip to Egypt that saw some kids enjoy their first trip on a plane.

That trip inspired the whole school, added Mrs Gray. If you can believe something and dream it then you can make it happen - which is what we tell all the children at Netherfield.

Producer Richard Shrewsbury added: We have been doing similar projects at three or four other schools, but you can sense something special about the ethos at Netherfield.

They understand how children have fun and how that improves their achievement.

His production partner Martin Riley, originally from Bakersfield, said: I would love to have had something like this when I was at school.

The kids are great. Being in front of a camera comes so easily to them.

Go online at www.nottinghampost.com to watch the video Your views

'I want to grow up to be a star after appearing in the video... my mum said I wasn't smiling Tahneyah Tucker

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