Our student blog of the week comes from Liberty in Year 8…
A local member of our church community, Simon Cox, had seen some information about Brian House Children’s Hospice being 2 million pounds short of their essential funding for this, their anniversary year.
He is an accountant, but has written some songs before. He wanted to help raise some money locally. He wrote a song called Golden Days which is about living life to the max and living in the moment. At this point he contacted local primary schools and community organisations to ask if they would like to be involved in the recording.
As I am part of the Lytham Youth Choir, I was part of the group who recorded the single, which is now available on iTunes.
Having had such positive feedback, but determined to do more, Simon contacted the Britain’s Got Talent team and told the story. It was also featured on the local BBC news. We were invited to the first auditions in September at the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool. It was a cold, wet day but we were all so excited.
Held in a bright room with TV cameras everywhere, we were told to scream and dance and were being filmed for 8 hours! In the holding room could be the winner of BGT for 2018, who knows! I looked around the room to see what other acts would be performing. There were baton twirlers, Morris dancers and of course the dancing dogs.
We were called to perform and all of a sudden I was very excited and nervous at the same time, as I have the first solo, following Simon’s introduction. In the room were two directors and a camera man. We decided to just go for it and give it everything we had. We won’t find out until February if we have progressed to the next stage or not, but it was an amazing experience to see how the show is made and to be involved in such a special community initiative.
We hope that Golden Days raises lots of money for Brian House to help them continue with their amazing work. But we also have our fingers crossed that we get to meet the judges at the live auditions in the next round.
Liberty – Year 8