-[pullquote]We all know that right now in the world, so many girls have very little opportunity to access even basic education and for you to think of others less fortunate than yourselves is very kind and generous.” Penny O’Regan,CCLEF Education Fund Chair.[/pullquote]
Pupils from Sarah Bonnell School in Stratford, East London, have again embarked on the ambitious venture: to release a charity single and crack the top 40 download chart! The song ‘Figure It Out’ has been released on Monday 2nd June. Written by and performed by students aged between 11 and 16 years old, the single will raise money for vulnerable young people by donating all the proceeds from sales to the CCL Education Fund who help girls in developing countries, working with bright needy girls to give them equal opportunities for secondary/high school education in their own countries. Last year’s single reached 130 in the iTunes charts, and this year the aim is to better that!
The track was recorded in London’s renowned studio, The Premises, with producer Iain Gore (producer of Lethal Bizzle). Story continues below video.
Shyanne Barnes, year 9, said of the experience:
I really enjoyed the experience of recording at such a well-known studio. It’s amazing to see all the artists who have recorded there. It’s also really important to raise money for such an important charity.
Head Teacher Sarah Jacobs said of the project:
“We are always looking to give our very talented students the opportunity to shine and gain new experiences. For students to get the chance to visit and work in a professional studio is such a privilege and something that they will always remember. It has been a wonderful initiative and I hope that we raise lots of money for an extremely worthwhile and important cause.”
The CCLEF is delighted that the Sarah Bonnell students have chosen the CCLEF as the beneficiary of any monies raised. As Penny O’Regan,CCLEF Education Fund Chair said in her message to the Sarah Bonnell students, “We all know that right now in the world, so many girls have very little opportunity to access even basic education and for you to think of others less fortunate than yourselves is very kind and generous.”
You can explore the work undertaken by the Commonwealth Countries League Education Fund (CCLEF) by visiting their fundraising page here (click to open new page).
The project was funded by Pupil Premium funds with the single being available from iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play. View on the Apple Store by clicking the link below: