THOUSANDS of Wiltshire children will be singing outside next month as they perform a special song written for them.

Wiltshire Music Connect commissioned Together for the county's schools during lockdown last year. 

To celebrate being together again in the classroom the organisation invited pupils to join in and sing the song in playgrounds and on school fields.

It will take place at 2.15pm on June 21, which is International Make Music Day as well as date set by the government for lifting Covid restrictions.

Composers Tim Gilvin and Louise Jordan had been due to work in schools when the pandemic hit last year, so instead they were asked to write a song using words sent in by young people. 

Together was written online, and a set of free resources for schools – including backing track, lyrics, an improvisation section and signing videos – produced.

More than 5,000 pupils will be singing, in 40 schools across the county – and more schools are signing up every day.

Wiltshire Music Connect are asking people to let them know if they hear the song on the day by using #TogetherSongWiltshire on social media.

Schools and other organisations can find out how to join in at