10,000 download target for superb student post COVID19 charity song

By Samara, Jill Dando News

A post Lockdown song encapsulating happiness and summertime has been made by 87 students and staff in a highflying Academy.

The first ever charity single has been released from The King Alfred School Academy Sixth Form in Highbridge, Somerset.

The Sixth Form have recorded a cover version of “send me on my way” by Rusted Root to raise funds for The MPS Society.

It’s the first ever charity single to be released from the school. They are aiming for 10,000 downloads and the song will soon be on Spotify and ITunes to try to get into the Top 40 chart.

The popular song aims to raise a lot of money for charity but also to celebrate the bringing of people together again – after a difficult 18 months for the world.

The backing band consists of Year 9 and 10 students and former student, Isaac Thomas, who played the drums. 

The single will be released via: iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and other additional music streaming platforms.

Student Union President, Jack Miller, said: “We wanted to put the icing on the cake for RAG Week by releasing something we wanted to do for a while – a charity single. 

“We picked a song that encapsulates happiness and summertime and pulled together 87 contributors to create something that brings us all together.” 

The MPS Society has been the charity of the year for The Priory Learning Trust. It exists to support and advocate for rare diseases mucopolysaccharidosis, Fabry and related conditions.

Becky Beeson, Fundraising Officer of MPS Society, said: “The MPS Society would like to send a huge thank you to all of the teachers and students who came together to create this wonderful single to raise funds for our charity. 

“So much hard work has gone into this production and we are really excited about its release. Perhaps it will be the next Christmas number 1! 

“Well done to everyone at The King Alfred School Academy. Your school is wonderful and we are so fortunate to have your support and the support of The Priory Learning Trust this year.”

Laura Whiteoak, who is Head of Creative Arts Department at TKASA, said: “I am really proud of how this has turned out – staff and students were absolutely fantastic and did an amazing job. 

“Huge credit to Jack for being the brains behind this and organising it all! We’re also hoping that we’re able to release a charity single every year now.”

TKASA is a high-flying Somerset based academy, with a soaring sixth form and is part of The Priory Learning Trust. 

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