Melton stage school prepare to sing by royal appointment

Prince Harry with the wheelchair Basketball teams at the Copper Box in the Queen Elizabeth Park, London for the Invictus Games in 2014 EMN-151113-162337001
Prince Harry with the wheelchair Basketball teams at the Copper Box in the Queen Elizabeth Park, London for the Invictus Games in 2014 EMN-151113-162337001

Members of a Melton stage school are preparing for very special project which came about by royal appointment.

The Performing Stars Academy are to help sing the official theme tune for next year’s Invictus Games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick former armed forces personnel.

The tournament, which featured sports such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, archery, rowing, was launched at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London by Prince Harry last year.

He will again be involved at the second event, which is scheduled for Orlando, Florida, in May.

Academy director Suzanne Forrester said: “It’s very exciting to have been approached to find 150 talented children and adults, mainly from my stage school and others I work with, to record the theme tune for Prince Harry’s Invictus Games.

“Kathleen Skanks, a lady who is originally from Birstall, has been asked to commission the song and film for the games and she has asked me to source the talent.”

Suzanne will be rehearsing at John Ferneley College in the town with those she selects from 1.30pm to 4pm on November 28 and again in January.

The group will then head off the Abbey Road Studios in London on January 9 to record the song and star in the official film.