Forehill Primary Christmas Song
The children of Forehill Primary School in Ayr have released their very own Christmas song! They hope that the heart-warming melody, 'Let Love In', proves to be a smash hit as the Ayrshire Hospice is set to scoop all of the profits.
With many traditional festive concerts, nativity plays and musical outings unable to go ahead this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the children decided the best way to help lift spirits was with song. Principal Teacher, Lee McDowall, put pen to paper; the result is a tune which reflects the true meaning of Christmas, and gives hope for the future.
Primary 7 pupils, Craig and Ellie performed the song accompanied by fellow pupil Jackson, who gave an outstanding performance on acoustic guitar.
The creation of 'Let Love In', along with its recording and distribution, has involved almost everyone at the school. There is even a must-see video which features all of the children 'signing' the song using Makaton sign language.
Councillor William Grant, South Ayrshire Council's portfolio holder for Children and Young People said: "'Let Love In' is truly inspirational, and certainly tugs on the heart strings. The children and staff from Forehill Primary School have put a lot of time and effort in to this song, and I'm sure it will be a huge success and go on to raise plenty of funds for the Ayrshire Hospice.
"If you are able to, please help the school to support this fantastic local cause by purchasing the song online. Well done to everyone involved."
David Watson, Head Teacher at Forehill Primary School said: "Hopefully our song can help put smiles back on faces, and raise some much needed funds for the Ayrshire Hospice. I would like to thank our star performers Craig, Ellie and Jackson, and all the children and staff for making this possible. A special mention goes to Lee McDowall."
The song is available to download now at https://forehillprimary.bandcamp.com/releases. You can make a donation of your choice for the track. The song is also available on all major online platforms (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music etc).
The song and video is available to view at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q5Yvj_KmVc&feature=youtu.be