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School choirs enjoy day in recording studio

ByKentOnline reporter

The winners of a school-choir competition have been announced.

Amherst School's prize-winning choir in the recording studio (12942613)
Amherst School's prize-winning choir in the recording studio (12942613)

Primary schools from across Kent entered the the KM Charity Team’s Walk to School Song Contest, recording personalised versions of the classic Katrina and the Waves hit Walking on the Sunshine.

Four schools were selected to record their versions at Independent Music Productions’ studios in Wincheap.

Amherst School in Sevenoaks was announced the overall winner, and will be presented with a special framed disc at the Green School Awards, where the children will also perform the song.

Three schools were also specially commended: Charlton Primary in Dover was singled out for the best choreography; Westlands Primary in Sittingbourne had the best lyrics; and St Peter’s Catholic Primary had the best harmonies.

Song-contest organiser Karen Brinkman of the KM Charity Team said: “Once again, we had some really brilliant entries for the Walk to School Song Contest, making choosing a single winner such an extremely difficult job.

“Apart from some tremendous singing, lyrics and choreography, one thing that shone through with all the entries was the children’s enthusiasm for green travel.”

The KM Charity Team’s green-travel initiatives include Active Wow, which encourages families to walk to school, with classes competing each week to be awarded the Green Class of the Week Trophy.

Monthly inter-school green-travel challenges award winning classes tickets to leisure attractions or visits by storytellers.

It is supported by Whites Transport, Ashford International Hotel, Orbit, Volker Highways, Countrystyle Recycling, Golding Vision, Specsavers, Eurostar, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, Whitefriars, Kent, Maidstone, Bexley, Medway and Ashford councils, London Array and EduKit.

Find out more here or by contacting green-travel coordinator Kathy Beel at KBeel@inspireschools.org.uk or on 0844 264 0291.

And watch a video about the contest here:

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