Sheffield pupils still on song for chart

Sheffield Park Academy youngsters sing their charity single on the pitch at Doncaster Rovers.
Sheffield Park Academy youngsters sing their charity single on the pitch at Doncaster Rovers.
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THEY’VE sung their charity single here, there and raised the roof everywhere.

But the youngsters at Sheffield Park Academy - who have performed at a variety of profile raising events to promote single Stand Together - still want to make it into the music charts.

And so they are asking city residents to get behind them and help make the tune, made to boost Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, a success.

Craig Dillon, acting school principal, said: “We are thrilled with the support already received but urge the city to ‘stand together’ and adopt this as a song for Sheffield.”

Student Jessica Child-Cavill, aged 12, added: “This has been an amazing experience so far but we really want to sell lots more copies of the song to help Bluebell Wood as much as we can – to get our song in the charts would be amazing!”

Stand Together, written and composed by academy music teacher Julian Rowe, features past and present students on vocals.

It was a contender for the Christmas number one single and was aired on local radio.

Students were invited to perform the song at Sheffield Wednesday’s home match against Bristol City and also sang at the UK Snooker Championship Final in York, Doncaster Rovers’ home match against Coventry, and at Wilkinson’s Head Office in Worksop.

Heidi Megaughin, acting chief executive of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, said: “The students have worked so hard promoting this wonderful single and we really hope the people of Sheffield will get behind them and download it.

“We’ve loved working with Sheffield Park Academy and would like to thank everyone who has been involved for all their support.”

Stand Together is available to download from iTunes and a CD version is available to buy direct from the Bluebell Wood website at or at one of its local fundraising shops.