Sophie Cooke has been spreading positivity with her Covid-19 quarantine song which has had more than 2,000 views on social media.
The 10-year-old Sandon Primary Academy pupil, from Meir, wrote, sang and recorded the video entirely on her own – which was then uploaded to Facebook by her mum on June 20.
The video has been viewed by thousands of people and attracted comments of support and praise for Sophie’s talent.
The catchy song includes the lyrics ‘quarantine, quarantine, all thanks to Covid-19’ and ‘if you’re going out, take care, don’t get close, beware’.
Proud mum Helen, 31, said: “She literally came up to me and said “mummy I’m writing a song” and sang me the first verse. I told her it was really good, so off she went and recorded the rest. She filmed it on my phone all by herself.
“The response has been great. Every time the view count goes up Sophie is bouncing around the room and she’s so excited. It’s lovely to read through and see so many nice comments. I can give my phone to Sophie and she can have a read and it just makes her so happy.
“I’m massively proud of her. At the moment there is so much doom and gloom and this is just a nice thing to be shared all over Facebook.”
Sophie is a keen singer and said she was inspired after seeing other people react to the virus in a similar way.
Sophie said: “I saw someone on the TV do a song so I wanted to have a go and join in. It took me about an hour to do the whole thing. I love singing and would love to do it when I’m older. I have been bored at home so this has given me something to focus on.”
Helen added: “She absolutely loves singing and she’s always writing little poems, but she has never written a full song like this. She has also been quite bored with not being at school so it’s definitely kept her busy.”
Sophie has been nominated for an Our Heroes Award in the Bright Young Thing category.
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