Teenager brings in­ter­net bul­ly­ing mes­sage to schools

Singer-song­writer shares ex­pe­ri­ences with pupils

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kentish Express Time Capsule From Our Archives - By Molly Mile­hamChap­pell

mmile­ham­chap­pell@thek­m­group.co.uk TOUR: Jack Rose

Jack said that he is pleased to be help­ing others with his own story: “At first it got me choked up a lit­tle bit.

“It in­volved me open­ing up and go­ing around speak­ing about it but now I’ve got the con­fi­dence to talk about it.”

The talks also in­volve per­form- ing a hand­ful of songs to groups of nearly 200 Year 7 and Year 8 pupils at a time.

He said: “It’s a lot of re­hearsals. It’s not just a pos­i­tive re­sponse. It’s peo­ple say­ing ‘be­cause of your talk I have had the con­fi­dence to tell my parents’.

“It’s over­whelm­ing think­ing that we’re help­ing peo­ple as well as do­ing what we love.”

At Christ­mas, Jack col­lab­o­rated with Sandi Bogle, from Channel 4’s Gog­gle­box, to re­lease their own ver­sion of the Christ­mas clas­sic White Christ­mas made fa­mous by Bing Crosby.

He has also just re­leased a new sin­gle called Heart­breaker with X Kryp­ton­ics fea­tur­ing MC DT, fa­mous for the sin­gle ‘Do You Re­ally Like It?’.

Search Jack Rose Real on Youtube for more of his mu­sic.

‘I was bul­lied when I started school be­cause of my mu­sic. It made me in­se­cure. It stopped af­ter a while’

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