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Ladywell lined up for Brits?

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Pupils from Ladywell Primary School in Motherwell could be in line to be shortlisted for a nomination in the forthcoming Brits Awards.

The school is reported to be among the contenders for a nomination in the Breakthrough Artist category following the success of the charity single they recorded last year in memory of former pupil Caden Beggan.

The school choir recorded ‘Oh Holy Night’ as a tribute to Caden when he died last November, aged just six, after contracting meningitis.

The single sold more than 12,800 copies, raising over £7,000 for the Meningitis Research Foundation as well as increasing awareness of the disease.

It also achieved unexpected chart success, reaching number five in the Scottish charts and 39 in the UK listings.

Now the possibility that the choir, led by Primary 5 teacher Stuart Colquhoun, could be among the nominees at the legendary British musical ‘Oscars’ ceremony has stunned all at the school.

Headteacher Pat Ashworth said: “I was absolutely amazed when I found out about this - I couldn’t believe it and neither could the children.

“Whether we get to the next stage who knows, but it’s great that the children have been given this boost.

“It’s a fitting reward for all their hard work in making the CD - as well as keeping Caden’s memory alive and raising awareness of the condition and money towards important research.

“I am just delighted for everyone involved.”

Caden, from Cleland, died following a month-long battle with meningitis after he contracted meningococcal septicaemia in October.

The Brits Awards ceremony will take place at the world famous O2 arena in London on February 19.

 

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