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Singing helps you memorise things and makes the day right

PUBLISHED: 00:01 19 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:54 05 October 2010

CHILDREN are being roped in to find their singing voice' with the help of dinner ladies, mums and dads and even the neighbourhood bobby on the beat. Singing ambassadors' are being recruited for each area from staff and parents on a mission to get kids in primary schools singing every day

CHILDREN are being roped in to find their singing 'voice' with the help of dinner ladies, mums and dads and even the neighbourhood bobby on the beat.

'Singing ambassadors' are being recruited for each area from staff and parents on a mission to get kids in primary schools singing every day.

They might get kids singing with the road safety officer on the way to school, organise playground skipping songs led by the dinner ladies, or have the receptionist run song-writing sessions.

Schools Minister Sarah McCarthy-Fry said: You don't have to be a teacher or a musician to be vocal.

"Anyone can sing and anyone with an interest in working with kids through singing can get training.

"We want to help children find their voice at primary school through the Sing Up programme."

Singing builds confidence, social skills and encourages self-expression, the Schools Minister points out. It can also be a useful in education, like making it easier to memorise something when it is part of a song.

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