Preston schoolgirl dreams of pop stardom

Amber Bostock
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A Preston schoolgirl has landed her dream ‘job’ - joining Britain’s newest children’s pop group.

Amber Bostock, seven, from the Larches area, was nominated by her mum Sarah Helm to join Wacky Warehouse’s Little Singers.

Amber will now join seven other tiny talents in recording the first official Wacky song.

The song, which is due for release in September, will be heard by thousands of kids up and down the country when they visit any of the 77 soft play centres.

The Wacky CD will also be given out in party bags at Wacky birthday parties.

Sarah, 32, a dinnerlady, said: “Amber had seen a poster for the competition in Wacky Warehouse a few times after going in with her sisters, and every time kept telling me ‘I want to enter, I want to 

“I decided that I would enter her for it, but didn’t tell her, in fact she didn’t know anything about it until after she was accepted.”

Amber, who has two younger sisters, Scarlett, five, and Jade, four, said her favourite pop star is Katy Perry, and that she sings every night in her bedroom to remember her grandad, who has recently died.

Sarah said: “Around the time I entered Amber for the contest, her grandad became more and more ill and passed away on June 26.

“I told Amber and her sisters on June 28, and on the next Monday, I received a voicemail informing me Amber had been picked as one of the eight children to go to Yorkshire to record the song.”

The Ashton Primary School pupil said: “I’m excited about it, but I don’t know exactly what I’ll be singing yet.

“I haven’t done any practice, but I think I’ll be okay, I’m quite confident about my singing.”

Sarah added: “She’s full of life and always singing around the house. She’s very sporty too, and has done a few competitions with Preston City Trampoline Club, where she’s won two events.

“She’s not really a performer, but when she gets into something, she glows.”

Amber has also won unlimited entry into Wacky Warehouse for a year and a free meal at the Phantom Winger in Fulwood.

Lisa Stambridge, general manager of the Phantom Winger, said: “We’re pleased that a Little Singer has been found in Preston. I can’t wait to hear the results!”