The streets of Constantine were alive with the sound of music this morning as pupils from the village sang their way to school for Walk to School week.

The children met at the Tolmen Centre in the heart of Constantine to walk to school together and because the school is going for official singing school status as part of the national Sing Up project, they regularly broke into song throughout the walk.

Led by music teacher Alison Churchley and eight-year-old Owen Donaghy, they sang and African call and response number before Hello Mr Sun and the energetic Frog Song outside the centre before setting off.

Mrs Churchley said: “Singing is a fantastic way to get ready for school at this time of the morning.”

Teachers and parents joined the youngsters on the walk, as Walk to School week aimed to get children realise the social benefits of walking to school with friends as well as the health aspect.

Headteacher Liz Brand said: “We have a group of children who walk to school together every day. It is difficult for some children because they live a long way away and the roads aren’t completely safe but we try to support it as much as possible.”