A TEACHER’S singing father dropped into Silsden Primary School with his red-jacketed friends to perform.

Jonathan Crossley welcomed his father Ronald along with fellow members of Steeton Male Voice Choir.

Soon Ronald was entertaining the youngsters with the light-hearted Hippopotamus Song.

Choir spokesman Eric Parker said: “The children loved it and soon picked up the chorus of ‘Mud, mud glorious mud nothing quite like it for coolin’ the blood’, they really enjoyed it.

“The children sang for the choir The Keeper, which they performed really well, and the men appreciated the good number of boys in the choir which bodes well for our recruitment drive in another 20 years time.”

The president of Steeton Male Voice Choir, Len Wilson, told the children that Jonathan Crossley had been a pupil at Crossflatts Primary School when he was headmaster.

The choir raised £976 for the Revive Children’s Home in Olinda, Brazil, with their recent spring concert in Shipley with the Sultans of Swing band.