RECEPTION children in Wincham are playing their part in helping to bring the World Cup home this summer, with a rousing chant making waves – airwaves, that is – across the country.

Inspired by singer George Ezra’s special football rendition of his chart-topping hit ‘Shotgun’, the reception class at Wincham Community Primary School got in the mood for yesterday’s game by singing ‘Bring it Home’ to inspire Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and co.

So popular is their version, it has had more than 100,000 views on Twitter and even a play on the radio ahead of England’s penalty shoot-out win over Colombia last night.

The song – adapted from Shotgun to include England football lyrics – has been a popular listen on Radio 1 DJ Greg James’ afternoon show after he helped the singer turned his hit into a terrace anthem.

Reception teachers Fiona Davis and Emma Roberts decided to teach the children the song as part of their World Cup week at school.

Fiona said: “We listen to Radio 1 and had heard the song on Greg James’ show.

“We have been doing a lot on the World Cup and knew that it would be a great song to teach the reception children because it’s quite simple words.

“The children we have are absolutely amazing, and have picked it up so quickly.”

The song sees the lyrics changed from ‘I’ll be riding shotgun, underneath the hot sun, feeling like a someone’ to ‘You should take a shot son, underneath the hot sun, score another 6-1, bring it home’.

After recording the song and uploading it, the teachers sent it to Greg and George, and it has since been shared by the pair as well as Columbia Records and Sony Music.

Capitalising on their newfound Twitter fame, the school has now offered an invitation to Greg and George to come to Church Street to join the Reception class in a World Cup singalong.

Listen to the children on Radio 1 by visiting the BBC website.