Gallery: Schools break singing record

PUPILS at schools across Ipswich were in good voice when they helped smash a Guinness World Record that stood unbroken for three years.Morland and Cliff Lane Primary joined children from around the country for history's biggest simultaneous singalong.

PUPILS at schools across Ipswich were in good voice when they helped smash a Guinness World Record that stood unbroken for three years.

Morland and Cliff Lane Primary joined children from around the country for history's biggest simultaneous singalong.

And at Castle Hill the infants' and juniors' schools came together to help boost the attempt.

The Big Sing broke the 2005 record as schools joined together in song to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care, CLIC Sargent and Youth Music.

The previous Big Sing Choir, made up of over 290,000 children, helped raise £143,000 for charity.

This year the choir were led by award winning singer-songwriter Des'ree who performed a specially commissioned version of her smash hit 'You Gotta Be', live from The 02 arena in London.

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Becky Frost, music teacher at Morland, helped organised the sing. She said: “It went really well and we sang with more than 500,000 children across the country.

“We were hooked up to the internet so we knew we'd smashed the record. It was great to have the whole school involved.”

CLIC Sargent provides clinical, practical, and emotional support for children with cancer charity

Marie Curie Cancer Care is best known for its network of nurses working in the community to provide free end-of-life care for patients in their own homes.

Youth Music supports music-making activities for some of the UK's most disadvantaged young people.