Search

Rainham schoolchildren aiming to score World Cup number one

13:53 18 March 2014

Jasper Ward gets  the crowd singing along

Jasper Ward gets the crowd singing along

Archant

Football-mad pupils are attempting to top the charts with a World Cup song as part of a charity project launched by an ex-teacher.

Jasper Ward, who taught at The Chafford School in Lambs Lane South, Rainham, has launched a campaign in which he will attempt to get the song England’s One to number one in the charts when it is released on June 9.

The song was released in 2006 by Greasy Spoons as a World Cup song, but now Jasper is recruiting thousands of schoolchildren to help him sing it in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The campaign started at the Rainham school last week where nearly 1000 students took part in a day of singing, dancing, flag waving and kazoo playing.

Deputy headteacher, Sandra Reeks, said: “The students were just great and it was inspiring to see them getting so enthusiastically behind a real cause.

“A really special moment was hearing the students spontaneously singing the England’s One song as they left school at the end of the day”.

Year 9 student, Henry Seagroatt said “It was just a great day. I really enjoyed the whole experience. Let’s hope we get to number one”

Jasper will be visiting schools up and down the country over the coming weeks and aims to raise £100,000 for Cancer Research in the process.

The song will be released on 9th June 2014, in time for the World Cup.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

15:00
Mayor of havering, Cllr Linda Trew comissioned Havering College of Further and Higher Education,  students to create a float. for the New Year’s Day Parade,

The mayor of Havering will dazzle spectators of the New Year’s Day Parade as she travels through the streets of London in a vintage steam train and carriage thanks to Havering College construction students.

12:00
Christmas jumpers raised enough to build a classroom for less fortunate children

As term came to a close and the ho-ho-holidays were due to start one school allowed its lucky pupils to really get into the festive spirit.

CM Atkinson from the Harold Hill Fire Station (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

One mum-of-two proves that being a woman doesn’t make a difference when it comes to fighting fires and saving lives.

Yesterday, 16:25
Deck the halls with boughs of holly - and doughnuts  (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

“You wouldn’t want to eat one, really – I’ve tried about four and even I don’t like them.”

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

And they have a role to play in saving their species.

Twinkle, twinkle you little stars – thanks for making your homes so festive.

Offers for university places are at a record high.