A GROUP of Lincolnshire schoolchildren have reached number one in the physical singles chart, for their song Tears of the World.

The record has been written and produced by musical legends Jim Dooley, of the 70s pop group the Dooleys, Dan Saxon and Simply Red guitarist, Mark Jaimes.

The Youngstars are all from the county, and many have connections to serving RAF personnel and volunteers who served with the Bomber Command in the Second World War.

The proceeds from the record sales will go towards the building of the International Bomber Command Centre in the city, which is set to open to the public in summer 2017.

The music video, which has almost 2,000 views on YouTube, was shot at the site of the International Bomber Command Centre and nearby RAF Waddington.

Project director, Nicky Barr, said: “We are so proud that so many people have bought the record and taken it to number one.

“The group are so talented and have created a fantastic song for a fantastic cause.

“We have been trying so hard to raise the remaining money for the IBCC, and this is going to take us that little bit closer.”

The 10-acre site will house a digital archive, telling the stories of those who served in the command, an education centre, peace gardens, a memorial spire and walls of remembrance, listing the names of all 58,000 who died during the conflict.

(Photo Credit: Lincolnshire Bomber Command)