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  Turning pupils into popstars
Updated 05 December 2003, 18.43
In the studio
Students at St David's High School near Edinburgh have launched their very own record label.

In Siobhan's report she tells us what it's like writing and recording her own songs.

"We've had the recording studio at the school for six years.

It's really good because you feel like a real pop star.

I've been in there a few times and sung solo - I write my own songs then I record them.

In shops

Singing in the studio
Singing in the studio
My songs are then copied onto a CD and I can take a copy away with me.

The school has sold albums in the local shops before and the money we make goes back into keeping the recording studio up-to-date.

It's great learning how to work the technical side of the studio - it's actually quite easy when you get the hang of it.

Record contract

The label is called Pearshaped Records.

We can write our own songs during music lessons and we can stay back after school if we want to record them.

But first you have an audition and if you're good enough, you get picked and signed to the record label.

And you sign a piece of paper saying you agree to be on the label - then you get put on the album.

When I was picked I was really pleased and excited!

My song

I've written a song called Thinking of Me Too - it's about someone's feelings towards someone else.

It's not been in the record shops yet but we are bringing an album out in February, and I hope it's on it."

Siobhan, 13, Dalkeith


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