Children from Stainton Primary School will be travelling to London today, 17th January, for an unusual school trip - they have been invited to sing at the Embassy of Japan to sing for the Japanese Ambassador.
Stainton students have opened the Dalemain Marmalade awards by singing the specially written 'Marmalade Song' for the past fourteen years.
Marmalade making is very popular in Japan, and the Dalemain awards received so many Japanese entrants that the country has launched its own Marmalade Awards.
They will take place in Yawatahama, Ehime in May 2019, and plans are underway to teach local Yawatahama school children the ‘Marmalade Song’, which organisers hope will be a link between the two communities.
The children’s trip has been funded by the Lakes Free Range Egg Company, a local family business, with additional support from Lakeland 100 Epic Kidz.
The next Marmalade Awards Festival takes place at Dalemain on the 16th March 2019.