Dorchester youngsters are hoping for chart success as they launch their charity single, ‘Together We Can Change The World’ - inspired by Attenborough's Blue Planet 2.

Year Four pupils at The Prince of Wales School have been learning about the effects plastic can have on oceans and decided they wanted to do something about it.

Pupil, Joseph Ward, said: "I wanted to take part to make a difference. They animals in the sea are the ones that suffer because we are foolish and throw away the plastic. We all need to do our bit to make a change.”

Fellow pupil Erica Williams, added: "Plastic pollution is causing really big damage to our oceans. We want to help everyone stop using plastic and we truly to believe that together we can change the world.”

Their school teacher, Sam Johnson said the project started from the Blue Planet series.

"The children were just so interested and inspired by it," she said. "We kept up to date with all the news on pollution and plastic in the sea and they decided they wanted to raise awareness by producing a charity single."

The single was recorded by the children in the Dorchester Youth and Community Centre with the support of industry experts.

"We are very grateful to everyone who made this amazing opportunity possible,” Mrs Johnson said.

The single and music video, which includes footage of the children completing a beach clean at Chesil Beach on the Isle of Portland was released on Thursday (12).

Just 12 hours after it was uploaded to the school's facebook page, the video had been viewed more than 4,500 times.

Headteacher, Gary Spracklen, praised the children for being proactive.

“So many of us have become emotionally attached to Blue Planet 2 after seeing turtles with plastic wrapped around their necks," he said. "However, what is special about our Year four class is the effort they have shown to not just sit back and watch but to do something about it."

He added as well as the single, the pupils had also taken part in a beach clean as well as researching and selling eco-friendly cleaning products and launched a community wide recycling scheme.

"The song and subsequent actions these young people are taking cannot help but leave you inspired to make a personal commitment to change. I would encourage everyone to take a moment to purchase the charity single and be inspired,” Mr Spracklen said.

The single is available to purchase or stream from all major download sites including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music and Android Play.

Funds raised from sales will be used to support charities which focus on improving the environment and reducing waste.

You can listen to the single on Youtube here.