SINGERS from a Furness village school managed to star in a huge stage concert and contributed to the setting of a world record. The Mail, on Tuesday, December 17 2002, said: “Young singers in Askam hit the right notes to help break a world record by taking part in a mass sing song. “The pupils from year two to six at Askam Village School joined thousands of children across the country to sing a song called Tell Me Why. “The song was released by child artist Declan Galbraith last Tuesday at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. “To mark the event, more than 100,000 youngsters took part in singing the song to raise money for the Sargent Cancer Care for Children charity. Nearly 200 youngsters at the school in The Lots gathered in the school hall to help break the record.” The school choir took part in another combined event in 1999 as part of a mass concert. The Mail, on Friday, November 12, said: “Year six pupils from Askam represented the only school in Cumbria to take part in a Voice of Promise concert on Monday. “The event was organised by the New Millennium Experience Company and the concert was held at the Pembroke Hall in Salford. The youngsters had entered a competition to write their own song for the millennium and organisers were extremely impressed with their efforts.” Head teacher Myron Hyrnkow said: “It was a good experience for all the children and it was nice they could sit and listen and see the other schools taking part as well. “The song was as good as all the rest and really fitted in well.” Askam’s song was called Let’s Join Together the Millennium and much of the writing was carried out by pupils Katherine Clough, Heather Clark, Sinead Tyson and Garry Bolton. Mr Hyrnkow was one of the volunteers to be jumped over by Commonwealth champion gymnast John Smethurst on a visit to the school in October 2000. He also had pupils stretching and taking part in exercise routines to support the Get Fit Kids group. Back in November 1999 pupils were creating a series of millennium banners ready to decorate the school hall at Askam.