British pop star Gary Barlow went back to school on Wednesday (17Oct12) to host a song-writing class for music students.

The Take That singer met with pupils at the BRIT School in Croydon, England, where stars including Adele, Amy Winehouse, Jessie J and Leona Lewis started their careers.

Barlow hosted a songwriting masterclass for students, but wishes he had longer to spend with the youngsters - so he has promised to come back in the future.

He says, "(I) would actually have liked longer... I'm going to come back and do a longer session with the students."

During the day, Barlow also contributed to a parent/toddler music therapy group in Croydon as part of an initiative with the Nordoff Robbins music therapy charity.

The organisation will fete the star next month (Nov12) with a special prize, the Music Industry Trusts Award, at a gala which raises money for Nordoff Robbins and the BRIT School.