School on song for kids’ charity

Children from Chaucer Primary School take part in the Chatterbox Challenge, a sponsored sing.
Children from Chaucer Primary School take part in the Chatterbox Challenge, a sponsored sing.

SOME of Chaucer Primary School’s youngest children hit the right note for charity.

Reception and nursery children from Chaucer Primary School enjoyed an afternoon of song when they took part in the Chatterbox Challenge.

The annual event is organised by the I Can charity which helps children who struggle with their speech and language.

Children are tasked with singing songs and nursery rhymes as part of the timed challenge which helps build up their own communications skills.

Last year, the sponsored event saw the Chaucer Road school pull in an impressive £185, and they are determined to beat it this year.

Christina Coulbeck, a teaching assistant, said: “The children loved taking part in the Chatterbox Challenge. Last year we were part of a Guinness World Record attempt to get the most children singing Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes.

“We had around 60 children taking part and they had a whale of a time. Communications problems are really common and have a massive impact on learning.

“We are really pleased to support such an important charity and help children get the support they need.”

Motion was the theme for this year’s songs and the youngsters sang songs such as If You’re Happy And You Know It, The Wheels On The Bus and Row Your Boat.

Parents were invited to watch and they even were allowed to join in with the singing for the last song.