CHILDREN at Starcast Performing Arts School in Salisbury have recorded a special song for the NHS and key workers to show how much they are valued. 

The song was written by the schools' founder Sam Holloway and featured ten of her students.

BELOW: Watch the video of the recording

She said: "It has been so lovely to be able to show our support for NHS and key workers through our song.

"I think the younger generation sometimes miss out on being able to say thank you as their views aren’t always heard.

"Many of our students' parents work in the NHS or as key workers so this was really heartfelt for all of us."

The song was rehearsed online over Zoom and recorded at home. 

"I wrote the song after seeing a young doctor on the news - he was shattered and felt like he hadn’t done enough  - my heart went out to him.

"The lyrics 'I am small, I am not all I wish I could be, I am not invincible. But if you put your life in my hands I promise I will do all I can to save you' formed in my head," added Sam. 

"It only took me an afternoon to write the song, I then asked Mark Walker (a legend in local schools for inspiring hundreds of children to play an instrument) if he could write the music to accompany the song.

"The children started rehearsing it at Starcast in December with their singing teacher Harriet Walker and then we rehearsed it via Zoom in January.

"It took a long time to find all the NHS uniforms in mini sizes."

All the individual videos were sent to an editor who pieced the music video together.

Samantha said: "It was quite a challenge for the students to film themselves singing at home without their teachers or friends for support but I am so proud of them for making it work and I would like to thank them and their parents for supporting the project."

Starcast Performing Arts Schools provide theatre training for four to 18-year-olds in singing, dancing and acting in Salisbury, Amesbury, Fordingbridge and Romsey.

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