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Four primary schools make it to the final of the KM Walk to School Song Contest at IMP recording studio, Canterbury

By Liz Nicholls

Singing stars from Walderslade Primary School have been crowned top of the pops at the KM Walk to School Song Contest.

Walderslade Primary School choir were named as winners in the 2017 Walk to School Song Contest. Pictured is contest judge Leah Macdonald of 3R's teacher recruitment and Emma Dorrell and Ella Petchey, both eight.

The pupils made it to the county final staged at Independent Music Productions, Canterbury and took the top spot for their rendition of this year’s song Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah.

The annual competition, organised by the KM Charity Team with support from Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, challenged schools to create the best overall singing performance. Choirs were judged on vocal performance, choreography and originality.

The three runners up were choirs from Canterbury Primary School, Westgate Primary School, Dartford and Cliftonville Primary School, Margate the latter of which took the judges’ Highly Commended accolade.

Walderslade Primary School’s choir will be invited to perform at two major events organised by the KM Charity Team starting with the Green School Awards in February 2018. They will also have the chance to join the three other Song Contest finalists on stage at Buster’s Big Bash in May. The free walk to school mini festival for families will include space hopper racing, pedal go-karts, and a record attempt to create the county’s biggest walking bus.

Simon Dolby of the KM Charity Team praised the winning choir for their revised lyrics and lively choreography on show during the competition final at IMP recording studio.

He added: “The Song Contest is an exciting experience for the children and a fun way to get them thinking about the importance of green travel. I’m delighted to give them all the opportunity to perform at Buster’s Big Bash next year to an audience of their friends and loved ones along with families from across the county.”

The song for next year’s competition will be Reach by S Club 7. Visit www.kmcharityteam.co.uk and click ‘Walk to School’ for more information or click HERE. Organisations wanting to support the song contest and join the judging panel should contact Mr Dolby at sdolby@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 07989 164 752.

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