Woodbridge: Students join forces with X-Factor winner Joe McElderry and Dionne Warwick for charity single

Fifty students from Woodbridge School spent a day at a recording studio to sing their part of a char

Fifty students from Woodbridge School spent a day at a recording studio to sing their part of a charity single featuring former X Factor winner Joe McElderry. Nick Carter with Joe McElderry - Credit: Contributed

TALENTED students were in fine voice to sing their part of a charity single that features the likes of Dionne Warwick and X Factor winner Joe McElderry,

Fifty students from Woodbridge School spent a day at a recording studio to sing their part of a char

Fifty students from Woodbridge School spent a day at a recording studio to sing their part of a charity single featuring former X Factor winner Joe McElderry. - Credit: Contributed

The 50 youngsters from Woodbridge School spent a day in London to record their section of the track.

Last May 250 students joined the two singers and a host of other stars to perform in a concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

A year on, the single, entitled One World One Song, is about to be released in aid of The Hunger Project, which aims to educate young people about the daily challenge of chronic and persistent hunger faced by 870million people worldwide.

The 50 Woodbridge School students joined the original performers to record the song alongside children from a variety of educational backgrounds. Warwick also appears on the single and she was able to lay her tracks down in LA.


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Nicki Carter, who is The Hunger Project UK’s ambassador for education, and also head of sixth form at Woodbridge School, said: “I am deeply inspired and delighted to be part of the creation of this new and innovative approach to educating young people and also proud that Woodbridge School has been involved in producing the single.

“The Hunger Project is committed to delivering sustainable solutions rather than offering quick fix emergency aid for communities exposed to chronic and persistent hunger.”

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Woodbridge School has developed strong links with the Hunger Project, holding a variety of events, including a student fashion show that raised more than £4,000.

All proceeds from the sale of the single, which will be available for pre-order on May 17, will go directly to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America. It will be the UK’s first charity single to be recorded in conjunction with a British education programme of this kind.

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