SILKSTONE children will sing on tonight’s BBC Children in Need Choir after being chosen to represent Yorkshire.

Six pupils from the Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School’s (Silkstone JI) choir were picked and recorded their performance at the historical Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham.

The choir is one of eight that will perform Secret Garden’s ‘You Raise Me Up’ in a montage music video.

Before the broadcast at 7pm, the choir will make an appearance on BBC Radio Sheffield and also be on BBC Look North at 6.30pm.

Every year, the BBC selects children and young people to feature in a montage video to sing in a joint-national choir.

The schools were approached by the BBC before half-term.

The children are Annabelle Moss-Ward, Jacob Haigh, Isabel Smith-Firth, Sofia Suckling, Alexa Hobson and Seth Green.

Headteacher Simon Tabbner said: “We’re very proud, pleased and excited, and the children were absolutely thrilled.”

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He also praised the school’s music teacher, Katherine Smith, for preparing the children for the performance.

“It is the first time we have received national recognition and as a school, we are very proud and excited,” Mr Tabbner added.