A TUNEFUL anti-bullying message was given by a singer-songwriter to children from Chester-le-Street primary schools.

About 400 children from schools including Cestria Primary, Woodlea Primary, Bournmoor Primary, Ouston Primary, Red Rose Primary and Chester-le-Street Church of England Junior went to the town’s Park View School to see a performance by Jessica Alice.

She performed a selection of her songs including Stand Up and Say, which she wrote about bullying for the Cybersmile Foundation, for which she is an ambassador.

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Park View headteacher Iain Veitch said: "It was a joy to see so many primary school children enjoying themselves in the school.

“I thought Jessica's anti-bullying song had important messages in it, which they could take back - the most important thing was for them to have great fun whilst learning.

“It was also lovely to see so many ex-Park View students amongst the staff who came from the different schools - it reminded me again of the size and strength of the Park View family.”