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SINGER EDDY GRANT RETURNS TO HIS OLD SCHOOL TO MEET PUPILS!

Musician Eddy Grant, pictured in the centre of the middle row

Musician Eddy Grant, pictured in the centre of the middle row, with pupils and teachers at Acland Burghley School—


By DAN CARRIER—

MUSICIAN Eddy Grant was the guest of honour on at an event that celebrated Acland Burghley School’s performing arts reputation.

Eddy, who was a pupil there in the 1960s and went on to write and perform a series of global chart hits such as Electric Avenue, visited the school after being contacted by head of drama Juley Murray.

She had told pupils at the Tufnell Park school about his life and work as part of Black History Month celebrations last year, and after he sent a message on a video to pupils, he offered to come in.

At the afternoon’s events, he heard pupils play instruments and sing.

Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant

It was also revealed the school were going to resurrect the Eddy Grant Award, an annual celebration of some Acland Burghley’s musically gifted performers that pupils in the 1980s and 1990s will recall.

He said: “I have so many happy memories of being here. It was wonderful to come back and see how brilliantly the pupils of today are doing in the arts.”

Ms Murray, who has played some of his classic hits including Give Me Hope Johanna to her pupils and choreographed dance performances to it, added: “He was an inspiration to our students.

“They loved meeting him and hearing of his time here.”

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