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Charity single hits high note at Honilands

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10 October 2017

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A new charity single, released by pupils from Honilands School in Enfield to raise money for the Grenfell fire disaster, has raised over £200.

- Charity single raises over £200 for Grenfell fire disaster
- The melody was composed  by a teacher from Honilands School
- Over 200 pupils throughout the school recorded the song
 
A new charity single, released by pupils from Honilands School in Enfield to raise money for the Grenfell fire disaster, has raised over £200.
 
The song, 'Hope Again', involved over 200 pupils from across the entire school, and was written by a teacher, Charlotte Omoaka, who said she was inspired to write a positive song that would bring hope in a time of despair. The eye catching cover was also designed by one of the pupils at the school. 
 
Ms Omoaka has written six other songs for the school, based around growth, mind-set, anti- bullying and British values. There is a vision for the songs to be used in education and sang in assemblies as a tool to empower young people. There are plans to produce an album for these songs.
 
The CD was launched at the school fair, and since then over £200 has been raised which will go directly to the Grenfell fire charity.
 
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services & Protection, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, said: “Everyone was horrified by the tragedy which unfolded at Grenfell towers, where so many lost their lives.
 
“I’d like to pay tribute to the children and staff at Honilands School, who decided to help people in need and who have created and performed this wonderful song. 
 
“I’m delighted our young people are encouraged and nurtured to be caring and considerate in our schools and do what they can to help others less fortunate than themselves.”
 
The Headteacher of Honilands School, Nuala McNeely, said: “I am very proud of what we do at Honilands.  
 
“We all strive to model empathy, respect and understanding of the world around us and we want to make the world a better place.  
 
“What Charlotte did with the support of staff, parents and pupils is something that shows how we can reach out to others in their time of need.  It helps the children understand the suffering of others and how we can help each other as human beings.”  
 
To buy a copy of the CD, which costs £1, contact the school office on 01992 701 012 or go online: Honilands School