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Cambian School Christmas Song

Cambian school students in the recording studio

Revolution Radio has aired a special Christmas song recorded by students from a Cambian School in Kingsthorpe.

Cambian Northampton School hosted a competition for anti-bullying week and the winning students had the chance to record a Christmas song which they'd written.

As part of the compettion, the budding pop stars had to performed their songs in an audition setting for school staff including behaviour support assistant, Kelvin Crick who is also a local singer and appeared as one of the contestants at Strictly Northampton 2021.

The top three students - Wyatt, Billie Jo and Aria in Year 8 to Year 10 - were given the chance to collaborate in further developing the song, entitled ‘A Lonely Christmas’, which was then recorded at The Lodge Recording Studio in Northampton, where it was put on a CD for the children to take home.

Cambian Northampton School is specialist provision school for pupils aged 11 to 16 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs with a high proportion of Looked After children - children in foster placements and care homes - and teachers say Christmas can be particularly difficult for these students.

The headteacher, Leanne Dodds, said: “This competition took the students out of their comfort zones throughout all stages of creating, auditioning, and performing their song so this was a huge accomplishment for our students as well as the whole school.

“All staff were seriously impressed by our student’s dedication and commitment to this task and we are beyond proud of their achievements.

“As a result of our student’s SEMH needs, several students struggle to accept praise and found this particularly challenging as it struck a personal chord with each and every one, and this has been perfectly communicated through their song, ‘A Lonely Christmas’.”

The winning song, A Lonely Christmas was played on Wednesday 15th December 2021 on Revolution Radio by Chris Gregg who also interviewed Wyatt, Billie Jo and Aria. Listen again to the interview and hear the song here...

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