SILKSTONE children will sing on tonight’s BBC Children in Need after being chosen to represent Yorkshire.

Six pupils from the Silkstone Common Junior and Infant School’s choir were picked and recorded their performance at Wentworth Woodhouse.

The choir is one of only eight that will perform ‘You Raise Me Up’ in a montage music video.

Before the broadcast at 7pm, the choir will make an appearance on BBC Radio Sheffield and also be on BBC Look North at 6.30pm.

Every year, the BBC selects children and young people to feature in a montage video to sing in a joint-national choir.

The schools were approached by the BBC before half-term.

The children are Annabelle Moss-Ward, Jacob Haigh, Isabel Smith-Firth, Sofia Suckling, Alexa Hobson and Seth Green.

Headteacher Simon Tabbner said: “We’re very proud, pleased and excited, and the children were absolutely thrilled.”

He also praised the school’s music teacher, Kathryn Smith, for preparing the children for the performance.

“It is the first time we have received national recognition and as a school, we are very proud and excited,” Mr Tabbner added.

Kathryn said: “Filming and recording took place at Wentworth Woodhouse last week with the BBC crew – it was a fabulous experience for our children and they did Barnsley proud!”