Hinckley’s Westfield Infants School wins Thomas & Friends ™ national singing competition to record brand new song for special anniversary movie!
The pupils of Westfield Infant School in Leicestershire have been crowned winners of the Thomas & Friends ™ national singing competition – winning the chance to record a song for the new Thomas movie starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne!
The winning class of five and six year olds beat off tough competition from more than 50 schools from across the country all battling for the honour to record the a tune to mark the iconic brand’s 70th birthday.
Schools across the country have been celebrating 2015 as the year of friendship for Thomas & Friends’ 70th anniversary by recording their own Happy Birthday songs for Thomas, in association with National Schools Partnership.
Judges picked Westfield Infant School as the overall winners and as their prize the class secured an all-expenses paid trip to a professional recording studio to record the new “We Make A Team Together” song which will feature on the new Thomas & Friends DVD movie Sodor’s Legend Of The Lost Treasure, due out this autumn.
The children also won a unique half-day musical experience run by a music specialist, a special visit from The Fat Controller, £200 worth of musical instruments for their school and Thomas goodie bags all round.
Thomas & Friends producer Ian McCue congratulated the students and staff of Westfield Infant School: She said: “Westfield school was our clear winner – a huge well done to everybody involved. We absolutely loved having the students record in the studio and look forward to hearing the final track. The children have created a piece of history!”
Three primary schools had previously been announced as runners-up: St Mary’s in Merseyside, Smallwood in Cheshire and Blakedown in Worcestershire.
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