Video: Youngsters hope to be record breakers in sing-along

YOUNGSTERS hoping to become record breakers took part in the biggest ever simultaneous sing-along on Thursday (November 27). Harmonious children from Newport Primary School sang at the top of their voices in a bold bid to enter the Guinness Book

YOUNGSTERS hoping to become record breakers took part in the biggest ever simultaneous sing-along on Thursday (November 27).

Harmonious children from Newport Primary School sang at the top of their voices in a bold bid to enter the Guinness Book of Records.

Headteacher Jane Detnon said: "The whole school has been practising all week and they sang wonderfully today. I'm very proud of all of them and I really hope that we've helped to break the record.

"The year six children helped to advertise the event, which will raise money for cancer charities, and they went around with a bucket collecting money."


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At 2.45pm more than 500,000 children in schools across the county joined in with a performance of Des'ree's hit song 'You Gotta Be'. The artist herself performed the song live from the O2 arena in London at the same time.

The Big Sing record-breaking challenge was organised to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care, children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent and Youth Music.

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This year The Big Sing is upping the ante with a challenge to smash their own record - set in 2005 - for most singers performing at the same time. It is also being broadcasted live on UK radio.

Three years ago 293,978 children sang their way into the record books and this year organisers are hoping to smash that record by getting more than half a million youngsters involved.

Newport Primary contributed 128 voices towards the record. Each participating school will be given a Guinness World Record Certificate.

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