THOUSANDS of Wiltshire children will be singing outside next week when 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, International Make Music Day.

Composers Tim Gilvin and Louise Jordan were 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 7,000 pupils will be singing, in 45 schools across the county – and more schools are signing up every day.

Wiltshire Music Connect is asking people to make contact 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