THERE would have been little surprise had Wood Farm Primary School received just a stock pro forma response from Gary Barlow’s “people” when they sent him their own song.

But it is a measure of the man that he took time out not only to acknowledge their letter and song, but also to record a video.

It is easy to be cynical about celebrities in this stage-managed age, but anyone watching that video will have to be impressed that the Take That frontman is a genuinely nice guy.