Rap star vis­its school for MyS­pace gig of the year

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page - by Luke Hol­lands lhol­lands@thek­m­group.co.uk

SCHOOL days will never be the same again for a group of Ash­ford pupils who were vis­ited by a chart-top­ping star.

High­worth Girls’ Gram­mar School, Ash­ford, won a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion or­gan­ised by web­site MyS­pace to have MOBO award­win­ning su­per­star Chip­munk play in their school hall.

Grime artist Chip­munk, whose hits in­clude Oopsy Daisy, Di­a­mond Rings and Chip Diddy Chip, was joined on stage by up and com­ing rock act You and Me at Six, who have just re­turned from tour­ing Amer­ica and are set to play Wem­b­ley Arena next year.

The com­pe­ti­tion was sup­ported by the Depart­ment of Health to en­cour­age teenagers to visit www.teen­lifecheck.co.uk which cov­ers top­ics such as drugs, al­co­hol, per­sonal safety, healthy eat­ing and ex­er­cise.

Head teacher Paul Danielsen said: “We’re thrilled we won the MyS­pace Bash gig this year.

“The com­pe­ti­tion has re­ally en­cour­aged the girls to do an NHS Teen LifeCheck and to spread the word about it through­out the school, driv­ing more peo­ple to the web­site to try the tool and vote.

“Their en­thu­si­asm has re­ally paid off.”

Year 10 pupil Rose Hardy-Bar­rett said: “We all com­pleted an NHS Teen LifeCheck to boost our points.

“It was a re­ally in­ter­est­ing quiz that made you think about your health, so we learnt a lot at the same time as winning the com­pe­ti­tion.”

The Ken­tish Ex­press man­aged to grab an exclusive video in­ter­view with Chip­munk be­fore he took to the stage. Log on to www.ken­tish­ex­press.co.uk to hear it.

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Up and com­ing rock group You and Me at Six play the sup­port gig be­fore the main event

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Pupils give the star a warm wel­come

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