Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Free the Children Charity Concert 2013

Last year Redland Green held a Free the Children charity concert and, following its success, we decided to run it again this year. It was a great opportunity for students to show how talented they are and also to raise money for Free the Children.

All money raised from the event will go towards a Free the Children project in Kenya, where the money will help to build a classroom.

The night was a huge success with students from Year 7 to Year 12 taking part and impressing the audience with their amazing musical talents. The quality of every performance was excellent and we heard complimentary comments from the audience! One band that performed were Mini Attack, 3 Year 7’s who performed ‘Get Up’, a song they wrote. Other performances included a stunning cover of Jason Mraz’s ‘I Won’t Give Up’ by Year 10’s Millie, Charlotte, Rosie and Helen, a beautiful solo from Freya Emerson and many more acts that surprised everyone with their huge talents.

Many of the acts performed self-written or self-composed pieces of music, which really showcased the exceptional talent we have at Redland Green School. Each act was unique and there was a variety of music styles represented for all members of the audience to enjoy. The enthusiasm and commitment each act gave towards their performances was incredible.

Just before the interval a representative from Free the Children gave an inspiring talk about the work Free the Children does and where all the money raised from that evening was going towards. During the interval we had a raffle and tuck shop to raise further funds for the charity. Thank you to the many people that donated to the raffle and to FORGS who donated some money to help buy prizes.

Overall, we really enjoyed organising this event and would just like to thank all the acts, Ms Williams, Miss Jackson, Mrs Millman and all the students who got involved on the night for all their hard work and for helping to make it another successful event! And of course, we must thank the audience for buying tickets and helping us to raise the funds for such a worthy cause!

Polly, Ellie, Ruth and Gemma

Year 11 Students

After attending the charity musical evening last night in aid of “Free the Children” I felt the need to write to say how much I enjoyed the evening and was completely blown away by the amazing talent of the students. I felt like I was watching X-Factor rather than a school concert! I hope the students continue with their singing and playing and wish them continued success. I am sure they have inspired others to have a go at performing and get involved so they too can make a difference, which was after all, the message of the evening. Very well done to all involved!

Parent of RGS Student