A song written by a Blackpool school teacher to promote an anti-bullying message is available to download online.
Last summer the music department at Blackpool Aspire Academy was asked by the anti-bullying team at the school if someone could write a song for the cause.
Teacher Sarah Bagot took up that challenge and came up with the song ‘Who Do You Think U R? Bully!’
Pupils in the school’s gospel choir sang the song along with members of dance and drama departments. They then toured eight Blackpool primary schools and performed it.
And the reaction to the song was so great it was decided to record and release the song as a download.
Blackpool Aspire Gospel Choir, under its former name of Bispham High School Gospel Choir, has already released two albums on iTunes and was the first High School choir in the country to do so.
This has resulted in sales as far away as Australia, the USA and Japan.
The man behind the release is performing arts technician and record producer/sound engineer Richard Moore who also co directs the choir with Sarah Bagot and Margaret Adereti .
Sarah said: “I really enjoy writing songs but rarely get to record or perform them. Having the choir singing and recording my song made me feel extremely proud.
“In the last few months the anti-bullying team have worked really hard to educate people around the long term effects bullying can have on people.”
The song is now available on iTunes, Amazon and many other digital download stores.