PUPILS from a Sandhurst school joined with a nationwide singalong for Children in Need last week.

Uplands Primary School students got involved with BBC Radio Berkshire’s version of the Big Bubble Singalong having learned McFly’s ‘Happiness’.

The rendition coincided with the country-wide broadcast of the song through the BBC network of local radio stations at 10:00 on Monday 09 November.

Pupils from Uplands were thrilled to be involved, and filmed themselves singing to send in to Children in Need to stand a chance of being included in McFly’s music video for the song.

The school’s musical maestro and Deputy Headteacher, Ruth Deacon, led the pupils in learning and recording the song.

Phil Sherwood, Head Teacher at Uplands Primary School and Nursery, said: “At Uplands, we work with our local community which helps children understand the value of supporting their community and being a part of something bigger than themselves and the school community.

“However, there is something so exciting about being involved in a country-wide charity event and it has certainly caught the interest of our pupils. For us, as teachers, it is fantastic to help our pupils see the impact of their efforts and involvement not just on our community and school, but on a larger scale across the country.

“There was a real sense of joint spirit when the pupils all sang together and knew other bubbles and classes were singing along too!”

The staff and pupils said it was a great opportunity to lift spirits, especially in the current climate.