A SONG written by a talented York student and sung by another has gone on worldwide release.

Year 9 Manor CE Academy pupil, Isaac Biddlestone, won a songwriting competition last year with his original song The Fight and it is available for preview and pre-order, on music platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and iTunes now.

Isaac’s song beat opposition from more than 90 other entrants in the competition, which was organised by Manor’s head of music, Dave Lowe.

The competition was part of a new short course delivered at the school to give students experience of what it is like to write their own original music, which is a requirement of the GCSE Music course.

Isaac said: “The song is really about breaking-through, recognising that we often make mistakes, but it doesn’t matter as we do good things as well. It’s about not giving up. It’s about inspiring others. It’s about recognising that people have challenges in life, but they can do it and it’s about perseverance, determination and strength. I can’t quite believe that people all over the world will be able to download a song that I have written!”

The singer on the track is Maggie Wakeling, a Year 9 student at Archbishop Holgate’s CE School. Maggie originally contacted Mr Lowe for some advice about her own song-writing and following those conversations, she recorded an audition version of The Fight for Isaac to consider. He loved it, so invited Maggie to work with him on the final recording.

Mr Lowe said: “This is a really exciting collaboration, as it brings together talented young people from two of our city’s schools. Last month, Isaac and Maggie met to record the track in the music production studios at Manor, and it is now available for worldwide release! It’s very exciting and the students are finding it a little surreal to see their track available on international music platforms such as Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.”

The collaboration doesn’t stop there though, as the artwork for the track has been specially designed for the release by fellow Manor student, Ben Lumb.

The track is available to preview and pre-order now and will be officially released on Saturday, June 22. It can be pre-ordered on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1463200032?ls=1&app=itunes

All proceeds from The Fight will go to Scope, Isaac’s choice of charity.