The youngsters from Shanklea Primary School have linked up with the Cramlington office of The Education Network to record and produce their seasonal CD.
Featuring festive favourites Winter Wonderland, 12 Days of Christmas and Jingle Bell Rock, proceeds from the sale of the 50 CDs will help towards funding a ski-ing trip planned for the youngsters in February as well as other school costs.
Dozens of children, aged from 9 – 11 years old, joined the school choir to record the songs at the local Level 3 community-recording studio in Manor Walks Shopping Centre.
The Education Network, which was approached by Shanklea teacher Jade Martin for help, was happy to assist with funding for the recording costs, pressing of the CDs and printing the cover based on a design created by the school.
The CD will be on sale at £5 at the school’s fair on 10 December, 5 – 7pm, where parents and visitors will be entertained with carols as they savour other festive treats.
Helen Brown, head teacher at Shanklea Primary School, said: “We would like to thank The Education Network very much for their kind support and generosity.
“The children are delighted with the record and are really looking forward to singing some of the songs at the fair as well as carol services at local old people’s homes.”
The Education Network, which recruits teachers for schools across the region, opened in Cramlington at Manor Walks earlier this year.
Tony Havelock, SEND & Northumberland Consultant at the local office, said: “We were delighted to be able to help the children and the school with their fund raising.
“This is another great example of our on-going commitment to helping and supporting local schools and enriching the pupils’ and teachers’ learning experience.”
The Education Network has four offices in the North East with another 10 across the country. Since it was established in 2011, the company has grown to employ 33 experts in education recruitment.