Patriotic Lympstone school children produce World Cup song

A SQUAD of school children have shown their loyalty to the England football team by writing a song for this year s World Cup competition. More than 180 pupils from St Peter s Prep in Lympstone have helped produce the song, called Kings of the World. Chris

A SQUAD of school children have shown their loyalty to the England football team by writing a song for this year's World Cup competition.

More than 180 pupils from St Peter's Prep in Lympstone have helped produce the song, called Kings of the World.

Chris Hoban, director of music at the school and songwriter, said: "There is obviously a

great deal of anticipation about the tournament here.

"We think we've come up with a song that captures both the nervous excitement that so many of us are feeling.

"I came up with the idea a while back but it was only when I arrived at St Peter's in January that I thought it might be something the pupils would enjoy.

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"Luckily, they seem to have been really enthusiastic about it right from the start."

The song recalls some of England's notable failures from the past - such as the Hand of God episode - as well as its successes.

Mr Hoban said: "After all, we are the nation that loves the underdog. We enjoy putting ourselves down so that if we do win, it's even more unexpected.