TALENTED youngsters from schools across North Ayrshire have hit the right note after taking part in a national sing-a-long.

Pupils from Annick and Lawthorn primaries in Irvine and Pennyburn and Whitehirst primaries in Kilwinning joined schools from the Three Towns and the Garnock Valley to join in with a special singing performance in Glasgow to launch the new national singing framework Singing to Learn, Learning to Sing.

The performance took place last week in the Royal Concert Hall in partnership with Glasgow UNESCO City of Music and was led by Christopher Bell, Artist Director of the National Youth Choir of Scotland (NYCoS).

The Irvine and Kilwinning from primaries 5 and 6 joined kids from Beith Primary School, Garnock Community Campus, Gateside Primary School, St Bridget’s Primary School and St Peter’s Primary School to perform four songs, one of which was composed specifically for the launch by Scottish singer and song writer Alan Beck.

During this Year of Young People the performance helped celebrate the very best of Scotland and it’s young people.

The framework, developed by the Music Education Partnership Group, a collection of arts and education organisations, provides support for practitioners to ensure there are regular opportunities for singing in all Scottish early learning and childcare settings and primary schools.

Gayle Gorman, Education Scotland Chief Executive said: “Singing is an important contributor to the development of transferable skills across the curriculum and I look forward to seeing the resource being used in early learning and childcare settings and primary schools.

“As we celebrate the Year of Young People, I’m delighted that such a large number of pupils had the opportunity to take part in the singing lesson. Well done to those who took part.”