PUPILS have become YouTube sensations after starring in an ‘outstandingly spirited’ school music video.

Wood Farm Primary School in Oxford recorded an original song in a music studio to celebrate World Book Day, and has released a film of children singing and dancing along.

More than 800 people have watched the video, called Lost in a Good Book, since it went live on the online platform on Monday.

It shows children reciting the lyrics, bopping around the classroom and playground and reading books in the colourful library.

Anna Neal, the teacher who oversaw the project, said: “It was amazing, it was one of the best experiences we could offer as a school.

“It was actually quite moving a points, seeing the children have this opportunity and rise to the challenge.

“It was quite daunting – suddenly they had headphones on and everyone was behind the glass, but they absolutely proved themselves.

“I was really impressed by their level of skill and confidence.”

The music video was released ahead of World Book Day on Thursday, March 7, and it is hoped that other schools will join in and learn the song before the annual event arrives.

Lyrics enthuse about the benefits of reading and storytelling and mentions popular children’s books including The BFG and The Tiger Who Came for Tea.

Children involved in the production watched the video on Monday and Mrs Neal said they were ‘squealing with delight’ as they saw themselves on screen.

Snazzy Badgers, an Oxford music production company run by children's author Adam Guillain and composer Greg Hooper, wrote and produced the material.

Mr Guillain, who writes children's books with wife Charlotte Guillain, described pupils' bid to bring his song to life as 'totally amazing'.

The Guillain authors will visit Wood Farm on World Book Day to watch as the pupils perform live to parents, and will also talk about their latest publication The World Book Day Monster.

Mr Guillain encouraged people to watch the video on YouTube, adding: “We want to generate as many hits as we can for them and give the children the buzz they truly deserve for such an outstandingly spirited performance.

“We’re hoping to mirror through the joy of singing something of the joy of communities coming together to celebrate books on Wold Book Day."

Mrs Guillain tweeted that the song was 'awesome', adding: "I guarantee it will put a smile on your face and warm your very soul."

About a dozen pupils from years 4, 5 and 6 got to go to Evolution Studios in Oxford’s Osney Mead in December, to record the song and some of the film.

Many more children appear in the video showing school life in the playground and school hall, and the whole school is due to watch the video this morning.

Turan Audio and Snazzy Badgers worked on the final cut using film shot on the school camcorder and iPads.

Schools have been encouraged to learn the song ahead of World Book Day and can download a free sing-along backing track and music sheet at snazzybadgers.com.

Responding on Twitter, Kidlington children's author Jo Cotterill described Lost in a Good Book as a 'wonderful happy song' while Oxfordshire reading charity ARCh hailed the pupils as 'stars'.