Singer Beth Sherburn takes centre stage at Cadbury College’s ‘Stay Safe Week’.
Beth, a singer songwriter who is originally from Sedgley, has already supported artists including The Saturdays Greatest Hits Arena Tour, Conor Maynard, Katy B and Duke Dumont and is using her new profile to visit colleges in the area to speak to students about cyber bullying.
Beth visited the specialist sixth form college on Tuesday 21st October and began her set by performing a cover of Rihanna’s Diamonds followed by clap-along song Happy and a cover of Beyoncé’s XO, finishing with her new single Joker, which features rapper Lil Wayne.
Beth also took part in a question and answer session where the sixth form students asked her about cyber bullying and what they can do if they are affected by it.
Speaking after her performances, Beth said:
“Cyber bullying is on the increase and that is why this campaign is so important.”
“If I can make just one difference, to one child, I feel like I’ve done something positive, and it is very important to speak out and let students know how they can stay safe online.”
Beth completed two performances for the students and afterwards many of them waited to get an autograph and selfie with the singer.
Lynnette Elshawarby, Vice Principal Learner Experience at Cadbury College, said:
“Beth’s performance was fantastic and a great way for students to learn about the potential dangers of the internet and how they can stay safe online.”
Cadbury College’s Stay Safe Week ran from 20th to 23rd October, 2014. The week was organised with the aim of educating all students on how to stay safe in a variety of situations and covered issues such as crime prevention, personal safety and online safety.
Students participated in events and talks which offered advice on a huge range of safety related topics. Organisations involved in the week included West Midlands Police, West Midlands Fire Service, BikeRight, Aquarius and Centro.