Two Edgware schools are set to see their joint choir makes its live TV debut in front of a national audience.

Primary-age pupils at Orion and Goldbeaters schools are part of a “federation” of school choirs known as Gold Stars.

On Friday (November 18), Gold Stars will appear on national television, singing for the BBC’s Children in Need charity telethon.

Crews from the BBC have spent the past few weeks filming a specially-selected Elstree choir, which includes the Gold Stars, for segments to be shown throughout the Friday-night programme.

The Elstree choir will also be performing live as part of a simultaneous singalong with eight other choirs across the country.

Orion school’s head of creative arts Michelle McDonald said: “The schools went through a very tense screening and audition process to get a place in the Elstree choir.

“They have worked hard in preparing for this Friday’s live performance and would appreciate everyone tuning in to support them and this great cause.”

During the day on Friday, both Orion and Goldbeaters pupils will be fundraising by “dressing up your brain” and coming to school with crazy hairdos or head accessories.

Orion school stays open on Saturdays in order to expand its curriculum and open up opportunities for pupils to learn the creative arts such as theatre, music and dance.