VIDEO: Stickney pupils record a song with Elio Pace

Musical talent was on show at William Lovell School in Stickney when a celebrity musician visited to help pupils record a song.

Producer, singer-songwriter Elio Pace and his team spent a full day recording a charity song to raise awareness of the school’s shoebox appeal for soldiers in Afghanistan.

Some 40 pupils were involved, playing various instruments and singing, helped by teachers and staff. Eight youngsters visited from Holton Holgate to sing in a choir for the recording.

Providing lead vocals on the song was aptly-named pupil Nikita Singer, 15, who Elio Pace praised for having the ‘most wonderful voice’.

The catchy song, called ‘The Glory Days’, was co-written by Pace and London-based creatives Matt Daniel-Baker and Darren Loveday. It is now for sale on iTunes, priced 79p, with proceeds from download sales going to the shoebox appeal.

The school’s teaching assistant Angela Robinson, whose son Andrew Austin is serving in Afghanistan, organised the appeal.

“We started to gather items for the shoeboxes in March,” she said. “The response has been fantastic with piles of stuff being brought in. I bet the post office is sick of seeing me with all these shoeboxes!”

Assistant headteacher Lee Wright said; “We are very pleased with the song - Elio and his team were fantastic.”