A primary school has created an original musical composition which may be played live on the radio on Earth Day.

Year five students at Oaklands Primary in Loughton have taken part in a BBC project called “Ten Pieces Earth Mission” focusing on themes to represent our planet.

The project ties in with milestone moments in space history including the 50 years since the moon landing and the 100th anniversary of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets”.

The final work has now been submitted for a chance to play on BBC Radio 3 in celebration of Earth Day, Monday, April 22.

A statement released by Oaklands Primary, said: “As well as taking part in a number of space related activities in class, the pupils set about creating and learning their own musical composition based on Earth.

The piece had four parts, it started with the spinning earth before moving onto the rainforest and was followed by the ocean and then Earth spinning again. Everyone did a fantastic job.”

The pupils final project will also be featured on the BBC Ten Pieces website and on YouTube.

To watch and listen to the “Ten Pieces Earth Mission” , visit https://www.oaklandsschool.co.uk/2019/04/17/bbc-earth-mission-video/