On Wednesday, June 2, 2004 we reported that...

BRITAIN’S biggest rock band, The Darkness, has given permission for a school to use one of its top hits as a theme tune for its new TV station.

Pupils at Our Lady and St Patrick’s High will produce and edit a lunchtime show which will be broadcast through an internal network of 16 large televisions which have been installed throughout the building.

The show will contain a mix of news, features and competitions on a diverse range of school-related topic areas including school trips, shows, football teams and fund-raising events.

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Headteacher Charles Rooney is delighted The Darkness have given permission to use the hit.

“We would like to thank The Darkness, Warner Music International and Universal Music Publishing for supporting this enterprising educational project. Our pupils are thrilled,” he said.

“Not only will they gain a valuable insight into television production and broadcasting they will utilise planning, communication and teamworking skills.

“Furthermore, they are involved in producing an informative and entertaining bulletin that will positively influence the overall atmosphere of our school.

“OLSP TV will also be the vehicle for health promotion, broadcasting a range of features relating to issues such as road safety, diet, exercise, social responsibilities and environmental issues.

“The school is grateful to those official bodies that have supplied materials for this purpose.”

The first TV show will be broadcast today and contain the latest happenings at the school including features on the school enterprise company, a forthcoming trip to Alton Towers and the progress of the school football teams.

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