Wakefield church school records its own World Cup anthem

Pupils at a Church of England primary school in Wakefield have recorded a World Cup single and video in time for the opening of the tournament in Russia this Thursday14 June.

The song, “England’s Dream” written by Year 6 teacher,  Paul Tattersfield, imagines a scenario where England beats Germany in the final to become World Cup winners later this summer.  The video, on YouTube  features pupils from the school cheering on their classmates as they  win the World Cup. Comments from pupils speaking in heavy Yorkshire accents are translated in captions on the video.

Mr Tattersfield explained that he wrote the song earlier in the year when suffering more than usual from his MS.  Almost 400 pupils took part in the recording, said Mr Tattersfield.

“It was originally just going to be an afternoon project, but it spiralled and became a whole school project. We brought in a recording studio and the whole school recorded the vocals.”

The YouTube video has already received hundreds of views. The song is also available to buy on iTunes and proceeds will go towards creative arts equipment for the school. 

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