‘THE X FACTOR’ is certainly in the air at a Cadishead Junior School, where pupils have not only being writing and singing, but also recording their own smash hits.
This year is the tenth that year six pupils at the Buckingham Road School have been writing the lyrics, composing the tunes and then singing their final musical works under the guidance of composer Stuart Ross.
He said, “The children love to write their own songs and get the chance to perform them with every pupil getting a CD with their own song on, it’s fun, exciting and inspiring for the young people.”
Pupils start off by writing some lyrics about what they want to sing about with this year’s songs including ‘When I grow up’, ‘High School’, ‘Our Teachers’ and ‘Friendship’. Stuart is then able to fit them to a tune on the keyboard before the final rehearsals and recording the songs all in a day’s master class.
X FACTOR – Composer Stuart Ross with pupils Morgan Jones age 11, Matthew White age 10, Jake Cameron age 11 and James Haves age 11.