Children feel like popstars in school song

S24431H13  ''Holmbush Primary School 50th Anniversary song. Pupils Perform at the School on Tuesday
S24431H13 ''Holmbush Primary School 50th Anniversary song. Pupils Perform at the School on Tuesday

CELEBRATIONS for Holmbush Primary School’s 50th anniversary on their current site are in full swing.

As part of the festivities the school has written and recorded its own song, based on the school values.

A group of 15 children worked with Emily Barton from West Sussex Music Service and together they wrote the words and melody for the song.

Over the course of two afternoons, the group worked with Emily on the lyrics representing the school’s core values which are respect, friendship, determination, equality, be an inspiration, be healthy, support and encouragement.

The drummer keeping rhythm on the final record is Solomon Ajani-Wickham, nine, and the whole school helped produce the song.

Teachers and pupils gathered in the hall and recorded the song, which the school will now play at its celebrations.

Headteacher Rebecca Jackson said: “We have organised lots of special celebrations for our 50th anniversary, including the song. The children loved it all, they enjoyed working on the lyrics, it was a really good experience for them.

“They liked the fact they had written the song and some of them said, when they were recording it, they felt like popstars. It was a goosebump moment during the recording with the whole school.”

Rebecca added: “We are very much looking forward to the summer fair, it’s going to be a real community event and we want as many people as possible to come and share memories.”

All ex-pupils of Holmbush County Infant School and Holmbush First School are invited to attend an open afternoon and tea party on Wednesday, July 17 from 1.30pm-4pm.

All members of the community are invited to attend the summer fair, 50th birthday special event on Saturday, July, 6 from midday-3pm. Call the school on 01273 592471 or email