Borders Schools Choir’s ‘Children in Need’ date

Borders school pupils rehearse for the Scottish Children in Need choir at Victoria Halls, Selkirk. Picture by Elaine Tucker
Borders school pupils rehearse for the Scottish Children in Need choir at Victoria Halls, Selkirk. Picture by Elaine Tucker

Berwickshire pupils are among the 130 P6-S6 from schools across the Borders chosen to perform live on the BBC as part of the broadcaster’s Children in Need fundraising extravaganza.

The Children in Need Choir involves several children’s choirs performing live in BBC studios around UK. Each choir will be filmed simultaneously singing the same song and their performances spliced together to form a montage broadcast to millions of homes across the country on Friday, November 15. A repeat will be shown on BBC2 on Saturday, November 16, with content from the show also being made available online.

The children, supported by school staff, held their first rehearsal in the Victoria Halls in Selkirk last month and have spent each Sunday leading up to the live television show going through their paces at Hawick Town Hall.

Councillor Graham Garvie Scottish Borders Council’s children and young people’s champion, said: “I’m sure our children and young people are hugely excited to be taking part in a live television broadcast and I hope as many Borderers as possible lend their support on the night.”