An anti-bullying song by pupils and staff at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy has won a national competition after impressing dance music ice queen Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
The former Strictly Come Dancing finalist was one of the judges of a competition for both primary and secondary schools run alongside Anti-Bullying Week last November.
Music teacher Rebecca Beavis helped children to compose the song called Think which Ellis-Bextor called “easy to sing along to and original”.
Miss Beavis said: “I’m absolutely thrilled that our song was chosen as, not only were the pupils inspired by the challenge, but this competition reinforced a very important message of anti-cyberbullying.
“We had great fun composing it and the talent of the pupils at our school continues to be recognised nationally.”
Think was one of five songs shortlisted from across the UK for the primary school award which was then put to a public vote.
As primary school winner, Bourne Westfield can look forward to a visit from former Olympic, Commonwealth and current World 400 metres champion Christine Ohuruogu MBE.
The school will also receive signed copies of the athlete’s book, Camp Gold:Running Stars, and signed sporting memorabilia from Christine and fellow athletes Mo Farah and Usain Bolt.
Mrs Ellis-Bextor said: “There were lots of strong entries, but Bourne Westfield Primary Academy came out on top because it was great to see the whole school getting involved.
“The song was original, it was easy for the little ones to sing along to and the lyrics made me think about the issues around cyberbullying.”
A spokesman for competition organisers the Anti-Bullying Alliance said: “We were delighted with the entry from Bourne Westfield Primary Academy and it was a fantastic song.
“World Champion athlete Christine Ohuruogu MBE will be visiting the school to give an inspirational school assembly to pupils about positivity, success and the importance of being respectful to others.”
To view the winning song, go to www.internetmatters.org/educate/schools/antibullying-song-competition