SIX primary schools in the borough have written and performed songs inspired by the Olympics, with the recordings gaining hundreds of downloads online.
The schools penned the tunes as part of the Songwriting Charity’s sports tracks songwriting marathon – a project for children – which has been officially endorsed by the London 2012 Olympics Inspire programme, for exceptional initiatives linked with the games.
The songs have been uploaded
onto the charity’s soundcloud page, and are available for playback and downloading.
Year four children at Harmondsworth Primary School, in School Road, West Drayton, penned a song called ‘See the Stadium’, and music teacher Greta Heath said: “It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The children created music together with real enthusiasm and energy. The day combined considering the Olympic values, literacy and music as well as working together and appreciating each other. The workshop resulted in creating a song we were all extremely proud of.”
So far, 68 songs have been written by pupils at schools from across London and the South East.
1. Harmondsworth Primary (year four) – See the Stadium
2. Rabbsfarm Primary – Ah, Ah, Ai Love the Olympics!
3. Dr Triplett’s Primary (year five) – All Nations Together
4. Colham Manor Primary (year four) – Olympics is Coming to London
5. Cranford Park Primary (years three, four and six) – Colourful Day
6. Wood End Park Community School (years two, three, four and five) – Hold the Flame
Listen to Olympic songs below: