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VIDEO: Normanton teens prove hit with Age UK song

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A teenage musician has become an internet hit with her song about dementia.

Freeston Academy pupil Robyn Hampson wrote and recorded a song called My Nan to raise awareness and money for Age UK.

She also recorded a video of her performance as part an Apprentice-style competition and uploaded it onto YouTube.

Now the charity has invited her and fellow pupil Sophie Golby, who appears in the music video, to travel to London to perform it for their radio station. The charity also wants to use it to promote their work.

The school’s business and enterprise associate Jo Braham said: “We are extremely proud of Robyn. It just goes to show that what starts off as a small idea can become a reality simply by making a call to the right people”.

Robyn came second in the school competition last year, which was won by Ben Harper, pictured with head of business and enterprise Nigel Scott.

The Apprentice is a project Year nine students get involved with every year, which aims to build skills and experience in the world of business and enterprise.

Ben impressed judges with his effort in creating marketing materials for his chosen charity and sticking to the brief he was given.

All 26 students who were involved completed eight challenges in total, culminating in six students reaching the final.

Other finalists were Georgia-Alice Cowcill, Matthew Pawson, Zoe Teece and Niamh O’Reilly.

 

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