PUPILS at Bitterne Park School and Sixth Form are hoping to scoop Jamie Cullum's £60,000 grand piano with their original song.

The Perfect Place has been entered into a Yahama competition with the celebrated jazz-pop singer songwriter's instrument as top prize.

The song was composed and performed by Year 11 student Emmy Irvine and music teacher and head of year Mike Robertson, featuring Paul Overton, assistant headteacher and Head of Sixth Form, on saxophone.

The brief was to write and record an original song, telling the story of how the school would benefit from winning the piano. Schools, charities and community groups across the UK are expected to battle it out for the Yamaha S6 grand piano.

A video of The Perfect Place being performed can be viewed on YouTube.