Wigtown pupils release CD

Wigtown Primary School with Ian and Joyce
Wigtown Primary School with Ian and Joyce

STARS will be shining bright at this weekend’s Wigtown’s Winterfest when The Wigtown Primary School Choir launch their CD single, Shooting Star, with The Cochranes.

Following their memorable performance this autumn at Wigtown Book Festival, it was suggested that a CD be made of the children accompanying local singers Ian Cochrane and Joyce Watson

Joyce said: “It’s been an amazing journey, and in such a short space of time. We were already involved in A Little Night Music – an event which contributed to the Dark Skies strand of this year’s Wigtown Book Festival as well as celebrating Wigtown’s success in The Creative Places Award 2012. But the children didn’t come in until the end of June and in fact, we really only started to practise in the new term. So, what the kids achieved in just over six weeks is brilliant.”

The youngsters have also been busy interpreting the song through art – artwork from every class will be filmed by Wigtown’s Picto Productions with a view to making it the backdrop to the CD when it appears on Youtube.

WIgtown headteacher Kelly Devine said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity for the pupils to be involved in such an exciting project.

“Not only has it given an audience to our choir, but has involved the whole school in producing the artwork for the video, providing the children with a real context for learning. We really appreciate the support of Ian and Joyce in organising this and generating an exciting enterprise venture which helps the pupils develop skills for life, whilst raising money for the school.”

Shooting Star was written by Ian Cochrane, lead singer in The Cochranes duo. The CD, which was recorded and produced by Distilled Records, is available to purchase from Wigtown’s Winterfest from this evening (Friday) and from Wigtown Primary School from 3 December (01988 402300), or from The Old Bank Bookshop, Wigtown (01988 402111) enquiries@oldbankbookshop.wanadoo.co.uk.

All proceeds from the sale of the CD will go towards Wigtown Primary School funds.