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Beaulieu's Year 9 pupils have been getting a taste of how it feels to be a rock star this week, thanks to an exciting new project launched by the school. Year 9 students from Beaulieu School are about to have tracks released before they even begin their G

Beaulieu's Year 9 pupils have been getting a taste of how it feels to be a rock star this week, thanks to an exciting new project launched by the school.

Year 9 students from Beaulieu School are about to have tracks released before they even begin their G.C.S.E.s. The whole class initiative has involved the youngsters undertaking the process of song writing from start to finish. The students were given the challenge to write, sing, record and produce four tracks that reflect themes currently popular in the UK music industry.

'We are so excited to be given the chance to put our songs out there in the real world and see what people think. We hope they like them', said Daisy Daly.

'They have been a lot of fun and hard work to produce and we have learnt so much. It makes me feel like a pop star!' said Mathilde Fullerton.

Beaulieu will release an EP containing the four tracks which will be for sale in seventeen online stores worldwide, including iTunes and Amazon. The public will be able buy it and download it from later today.

Leigh Saunter, Head of Music at Beaulieu, said: "The aim is to get the tracks played on the local radio at the very least and give the girls the opportunity to have their music heard on a scale that most students will never experience. They will be able to say in years to come that they actually had their song on iTunes."

The girls have even prepared a video for one of the tracks, which can be viewed on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/BeaulieuSchool

Chris Beirne, Headmaster at Beaulieu, said: 'This is a great opportunity for the girls to see what the music business is actually like. I wish them lots of luck with the launch of their album and will look forward to hearing the tracks on the radio!'