Twelve students from Stagecoach Borehamwood and Stagecoach Stanmore have been selected to be in the choir for a unique performance of Coldplay’s Fix You for BBC Children in Need.

Typically for Children in Need, the BBC brings in choirs from several local primary schools but due to social distancing requirements, they requested that the Stagecoach school opened up auditions for students who can rehearse and perform in a ‘bubble’ system to ensure safety.

The performance will be aired on national television live from the BBC Studios in Borehamwood tonight and will mark the 10th year of the Children in Need choir.

All money raised throughout the evening will help to fund various life-changing projects and charities that support vulnerable young people. In light of the worldwide pandemic, it is an especially important year for the show, with children and young people across the UK requiring more help than ever.

With rehearsals now underway, Stagecoach Borehamwood’s principal, Beverly Hyman, said: "Our students are delighted to have been selected by the BBC to take part in Children in Need, especially as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

"It is the perfect opportunity for our students to showcase their amazing talent and inspire other young, budding performers and support the fundraising.

"I hope that by performing at such a prominent event like Children in Need, our students can gain the confidence and creative courage that we consistently seek to instil in all our students here at Stagecoach."

Children in Need will air on BBC 1 from 7pm tonight (Friday November 13).