In a bid to bring creativity and inspiration to young minds, author Banji Alexander visited Aerodrome Primary Academy earlier this year. During his visit, Banji shared his plans to turn his book into a musical. Excited about the possibilities, he invited children from five schools in the local area to audition for 'Banji's Class.'
This unique opportunity gave pupils the chance to audition to become part of 'Banji's Class,' an exclusive group who would perform at the London Palladium and audition for Britain's Got Talent. The group would perform a song from the musical that Banji had written.
Aerodrome Primary Academy was thrilled to be one of the schools chosen to participate in 'Banji's Class.' Pupils from Year 5 and 6 were given the chance to audition for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The children worked tirelessly, rehearsing for many weekends alongside the pupils from the other schools. The goal was to create a fantastic performance that would stand out and impress the judges at Britain's Got Talent – and impress them they did!
The song that the group performed is called 'New King.' The children have poured their hearts and souls into the song and this together with the King Charles III’s Coronation also resulted in the project gaining attention from the BBC. Over the past few weeks, they have been featured on various media channels. Check them all out here!
Watch the music video
and their brilliant BGT performance