Primary school inches closer to Christmas number one

Flakefleet Primary School's song for the Alzheimer’s Society gets to number two

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A primary school in Lancashire battling for this year's Christmas number one has reached the number two spot in the charts. 

Flakefleet Primary School in Fleetwood released an original song called Light Up, with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.

As Tes reported last month, the song was written and performed by the pupils.

Describing the inspiration for the song, headteacher Dave McPartlin told Tes:  “We held an assembly, and we always want to encourage children to have high aspirations.

"One child said: I’d love to be a popstar and get to number one. And we went back to the staffroom and we talked about it and we said, do you know what? Why don’t we give this a go? Why don’t we write a song for Christmas and see what happens? If nothing else, the kids will have the experience.”

The winner of the chart race will be announced on Friday 21 December, with Flakefleet competing against current number one Ariana Grande, Ava Max and X Factor winner Dalton Harris.

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