Did you know that Thomas the Tank Engine was created by a father for his son 69 years ago and today is enjoyed by families in more than 185 territories and in 30 languages?. This year sees Thomas the Tank Engine celebrate his 70th birthday!
To mark this amazing milestone a Thomas & Friends ™ national singing competition was launched in partnership with the National Schools Partnership to find one lucky school who would have the honour of singing and recording a song for Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends.
Hinckley’s Westfield Infants School wins Thomas & Friends ™ national singing competition to record brand new song for special anniversary movie!
The pupils of Westfield Infant School in Leicestershire have been crowned winners of the Thomas & Friends ™ national singing competition – winning the opportunity to record a song for the new Thomas movie starring Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne!
Schools across the country have been celebrating 2015 as the year of friendship for Thomas & Friends’ 70th anniversary by recording their own Happy Birthday songs for Thomas, in association with National Schools Partnership.
The winning class of five and six-year olds beat off tough competition from more than 50 schools from across the country all battling for the honour to record the a tune to mark the iconic brand’s 70th birthday.
Judges picked Westfield Infant School as the overall winners and as their prize the class secured an all-expenses paid trip to a professional recording studio to record the new “We Make A Team Together” song which will feature on the new Thomas & Friends DVD movie Sodor’s Legend Of The Lost Treasure, due out this autumn.
The children also won a unique half-day musical experience run by a music specialist, a special visit from The Fat Controller, £200 worth of musical instruments for their school and Thomas goodie bags all round.
Thomas & Friends producer Ian McCue congratulated the students and staff of Westfield Infant School: “Westfield school was our clear winner – a huge well done to everybody involved. We absolutely loved having the students record in the studio and look forward to hearing the final track. The children have created a piece of history!”
The three primary schools announced as runners-up were: St Mary’s in Merseyside, Smallwood in Cheshire and Blakedown in Worcestershire.
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