Musician Sting is helping school pupils across the region get into music. He has given his backing to a new initiative which promotes music tuition and performance in schools across the North East and provides opportunities to youngsters wanting to get into the music industry. To launch the partnership, a song featuring hundreds of school children has been recorded and is set for release through Newcastle College’s student run record label, Push Puzzle Records. Sting said: "From the first moment I picked up a guitar as a young boy in Wallsend, music has been the most important part of my life. Music Partnership North will give children across the North East the chance to discover a lifelong love of music. The region has a great creative atmosphere and legacy and as this song demonstrates, music is very much alive and an important part of people’s lives."