It’s seen by many as the greatest Christmas song of all time, and now 'Do They Know It’s Christmas?' has been given a new lease of life by the sixth class students of St Patrick’s National School in Slane.
Under the guidance of their teacher, Kevin Fagan, the class have produced their own version of the classic song, and a video to go with it.
The children are hoping to raise money for St Vincent de Paul through proceeds from selling their charity CD.
The song was recorded in Jealoustown Studios in Co Meath last week and produced by Stuart Gray and the video was produced by Mr Fagan.
“We just wanted to do something musical with the class coming up to Christmas and there were a few songs under consideration but they chose that song,” Mr Fagan told independent.ie. “I knew Stuart, I had done some things before with him, and asked him if he’d come on board, which he did, and then we thought we could do something for charity and it’s kind of snowballed from there.
“I knew there was couple of instruments that some in the class could do – drums, guitar and base – so I thought it might work,” he added. “So we gave it a go.”
And the result is pretty spectacular . . .
A Gofundme page has been set up for donations.