Rock on: We want a celebrity to join us

Rock on: We want a celebrity to join usWANTED: One rock star willing to perform with the backing of 150 schoolchildren singing at the tops of their voices.

Howard Junior School is appealing for a celebrity singer to be the headline act at a concert being organised in support of Children In Need.

Pupils Elle Ward, 11, Mir Burton, 11, Amy Ross, 11, and Jack Price-Waring, 10, hope their plea will be seen by a Lynn News reader with contacts in the rock industry. To demonstrate their enthusiasm, they said: “We have 150 backing singers (our pupils) and the support of our local Scout troop.”

Amy’s dad, Rob, a guitar teacher, has already agreed to play and sing free of charge at the concert and is hoping to have the backing of drummer Paul Gant and Chris Coady on bass.

The idea came from Amy who has a few ideas about her dream line-up for the concert, which will take place at the school on November 11. “I like Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day and McFly,” she said.

Mr Ross is working on a programme for the concert, including the pupils singing Don’t Stop Believin’, which was recently highlighted on the television series Glee. As a Queen fan, he would also like to feature We Are the Champions and We Will Rock You.

Headteacher Gregory Hill said: “The children really want to sing along with a celebrity. There will be a fantastic atmosphere with the hall and foyer being decorated and the pupils dressing up. We want to create a school that rocks.

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