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WATCH: 'C is for County' say St Clement's Superstars as Dingwall pupils get right behind Staggies with special music video that will also raise much-needed funding and help club end season on a high


By Hector MacKenzie

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THE growing bond between children at a Dingwall school and the premiership football club just a short walk from their front door has been strengthened further.

As previously reported, pupils at St Clement's have launched a Ross County-inspired music video which is being used to raise much-needed funds for the school.

Pupils developed links with the club last season when, as a means of reaching out beyond the Covid restrictions, they sent in letters of encouragement, player portraits and match reports to the club.

The St Clement's Superstars' launch of video at Ross County's Global Energy Stadium. Picture: James Mackenzie
The St Clement's Superstars' launch of video at Ross County's Global Energy Stadium. Picture: James Mackenzie

That interest coincided with the Staggies' remarkable end of season run which ended up with a top six finish after a challenging start to the season.

Since then, County have kindly offered tickets to allow increasing numbers of pupils to attend matches.

After discovering a song called C Is For Cookies by the Cookie Monster, an idea was hatched and permission secured from legendary TV series Sesame Street to adapt the song.

The Pupil Council then decided to record a music video that could be used to raise funds to support a number of pupil-led projects.

Ross County boss Malky Mackay was a big fan of the video. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Ross County boss Malky Mackay was a big fan of the video. Picture: James Mackenzie.

With support from Anna MacPherson at UHI and Stuart MacDonald Butler, marketing manager at RCFC, filming started at the stadium after kids created a storyboard circulated to all involved.

A fun filming session included visits to Deas the baker and lots of local interaction.

Teacher Paul Oparka leads the fun. Picture: James Mackenzie
Teacher Paul Oparka leads the fun. Picture: James Mackenzie

RCFC’s Stuart Macdonald Butler said the club was delighted to strengthen its links and had been hugely encouraged by the children’s support.

The season is set to end on a high to with the school gifted 72 tickets to attend the final game of the season against Dundee United on Saturday.

It's hoped the song will be played at the match.

Related: 'Lucky mascot' kids prepare music video for Ross County FC


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