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One features top pop stars like One Direction, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.

The other has Huddersfield humanities teacher Stephen Higgins and his colleagues at local schools.

But both have turned to song to highlight worries over Africa.

The pop stars got together weeks ago to produce their version of the Band Aid classic Do They Know It’s Christmas?, which soared to the top of the charts.

Now a more down to earth version is out today, featuring the talents of Mr Higgins and other teachers and support staff from Royds Hall Community School and Golcar Junior Infants and Nursery School.

Their slick version of the song- shot in the drama studios and hall at Royds Hall - has been released on the Teacher Aid website and on YouTube and has already attracted a lot of hits.

There are no plans to put it out as a single but the Royds Hall crooners are hoping it will bring a welcome cash boost to the funds to ease the Ebola crisis.

 

Caroline Marshall, of Royds Hall, said: “It was great fun. We are an enthusiastic bunch and there was no shortage of volunteers.

“Following on from the huge success of Band Aid 30 in raising money and awareness of the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, stafff from Royds Hall Community School, Golcar Junior, Infant and Nursery School school, and members of the Aspire Cooperative Learning Trust in Huddersfield, decided to record their own version of the song.

“Students and staff felt that it was important to challenge the traditional image of Africa as a war-torn, impoverished continent that has no hope of holding its own in the 21st century.

“While the staff at the schools were busy recording and rehearsing, students were challenged to look at what was happening in Africa and to dig deeper into the heritage, culture, beliefs and attitude of the people of the 47 countries that make up Africa.

“The students that you see on the video asked to share what they had learned about Africa at the end of a one-hour lesson created to challenge how they saw Africa.”

The Aspire Co-operative Learning Trust also includes Beech School and St Johns CE School in Golcar and they too are behind the song project.

Caroline said: “We haven’t set a fundraising target but we hope people will watch the video and feel inspired to donate to the appeal”

You can find out more and donate by visiting the project's website here.