Media Release: Kibble pupils hit the right note for charity


PUPILS and staff at Paisley’s Kibble Education and Care Centre were hitting the right notes – 300 pound notes to be exact – when they staged a concert to raise money for charity.

The Gannochy Music Festival – named after the Gannochy Trust that helped fund the building of Kibble’s Centre for Expressive Arts – attracted an audience of around 80 pupils, friends and family.

And £300 was collected for the Mary’s Meals charity, which provides food for children in Malawi.

Under the direction of music teacher, Chris McDonald, the band line-up of eight pupils and six Kibble staff performed a mix of folk, rock and funk music on stage. Local band, Contrast, and singer-songwriter, Matt Wilson, also made an appearance during the event.

Chris McDonald said: “It was an amazing night and the pupils put in a fantastic performance.

“Having the young people here at Kibble perform on stage gives them a confidence they can take into other areas of their life – like when they go for a job interview.”

Kibble’s creative arts development officer, Gavin Sinclair, added: “In the past, the pupils at Kibble may have had a lot of other people putting them down and sometimes adults can be quick to talk down teenagers.

“But the performance of the pupils on stage at the music festival was nothing short of inspirational – to both other young people and adults in the audience.”

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