The winners of the Peterborough Songbook competition are to have their entries performed at a special performance.

Music education charity Peterborough Sings! has produced a unique collection of six songs created by and for local children.

The winning song lyrics written by pupils from local primary schools have been set to music by a professional composer and will be performed by hundreds of children from across the city at the Cresset Theatre on March 14-15.

Children were asked to write about aspects of life in Peterborough that are important to them, with songs exploring the Cathedral, the Posh, Ferry Meadows, and Edith Cavell.

Danielius, 11, from St Augustine’s Junior School wrote about the Posh in his winning entry.

He said: “I feel happy that I got picked, proud because I was chosen out of a variety of people and overjoyed because I know other members of my school and other schools will be rehearsing my song.”

His teacher Mr Robinson added: “I am thrilled that Danielius’s song has been chosen… I am as excited as he is to think that hundreds of children from across the city will be performing his song."

Funded by Peterborough Music Hub and The Marchus Trust, the Peterborough Songbook celebrates the places and spaces that matter to people, fostering relationships in and across communities and inspiring a sense of belonging and pride in local children.

Farah, 10, from Southfields Primary School wrote about her day-to-day life in Peterborough and her favourite places and things to do, including learning to sign.

She said: “It brings a smile to my face to know that other people in my school appreciate my work!”

This will be the eighteenth large-scale singing event of the Arts Council England-funded Peterborough Singing Strategy, which is delivered by Peterborough Sings! on behalf of Peterborough Music Hub and Peterborough City Council.

Annika, 11, from Bishop Creighton Academy who wrote about local heroine Edith Cavell added: “I’m very happy about my song being chosen, it means a lot to me. I hope that people understand the lyrics of the song and why they’re important.”

Her teacher Carrie Hewitt says “Annika has a passion for writing so for her piece of work to be chosen is a credit to her. I cannot put into words how proud of her I am, and we are so looking forward to singing her and the other winners’ songs.”