TALENTED singers from a Greenock school have given Bob Geldof a run for his money by writing and performing their own Christmas charity single.

Pupils from every class at Lady Alice Primary got involved in the festive fun to raise money for Children In Poverty Inverclyde with a seasonal song and a music video.

Eight pupils were selected to record the school's song - entitled 'The Magic of Christmas' - with help from Ian Campbell, who is a lecturer at West College Scotland.

After weeks of practicing, the young performers were delighted to finally get the chance to record their song.

Frankie O'Neill, nine, told the Tele he had learned the lyrics in no time at all.

He said: "We've been practicing so much to learn the song - it's been lots of fun.

"Not everyone will have enough to eat or to stay warm this Christmas and by raising money for charity we can help fix that.

"I hope everyone enjoys our song because we've worked very hard on it and we really enjoyed singing it.

"Maybe we can get a Christmas number one!"

While the recording will primarily feature the voices of the eight chosen pupils, the whole school has been involved in creating the song.

The lyrics were based on a survey sent out to pupils about their favourite aspects of the festive period and the title was voted on by the school's staff and students.

The school are also making a music video, which was released yesterday and will feature pupils from every class in the school.

Chloe Munro, who teaches P3/2, approached Ian about recording the song at the start of November.

She was thrilled that the pupils were so keen to take part in the recording.

Chloe said: "It's fantastic to see it all come together.

"This has been a difficult year for many people and it's brilliant that the kids were so keen to get into the festive spirit and raise some money for charity.

"I'm so proud of them and the rest of the school for getting behind this."