PUPILS from Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall have recorded a Christmas track for help people hit by an environmental disaster.

The choir is hoping their singing will bring some respite to the children of the South American rainforests, victims in August of ‘truly apocalyptic’ fires in the Amazon.

The choir has joined up with London electronic pop duo Ooberfuse, and will release an original track called Christmas Time on December 6 – with all profits going to charity Survival International.

Choir director Greg Mann said: “The children have really enjoyed the whole experience of working with Ooberfuse to help their peers who traditionally dwell in the Amazon rainforest.

“We hope and pray that this charity single will raise money for Survival International who work directly with indigenous peoples in some of the worst affected areas of South America.”

Hal St John of London band Ooberfuse said: “When the Amazon rainforest burned like an apocalyptic inferno in August this year it was not only flora, fauna and wildlife that were destroyed: the homes, habitats and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of indigenous peoples went up in smoke too.

“We started to think about how we could use our music to make a difference.

"A chance conversation with friend of the band, Greg Mann, led to this exciting collaboration with his choir of seven to 10-year-olds at St Mary’s Hall.”