Romford headteacher sings at England v South Africa this afternoon
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A head teacher will sing the national anthems at today’s England rugby match with the Games Maker Choir.
Kerry Linden, who works at Manor Green College, has been travelling the country with the choir made up of volunteers from the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The choir has performed at the Commonwealth Games, Tour de France and Rugby League World Cup, to name a few, and this weekend they will be providing entertainment at the home of English rugby as the national squad clash with South Africa.
Ms Linden said: “We are honoured to be leading the crowd at Twickenham.
“We will be leading the crowd in some good rugby favourites as well as back ing Laura White for our own national anthem and singing the South African national anthem in five languages.”
The 200-strong Games Maker Choir will be performing before the match, which kicks off at 2.30pm, and during half time.
Ms Linden is no stranger to volunteering – earlier this year she planted poppies at the Tower of London and interviewed potential volunteers for next year’s Rugby World Cup.
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She regularly helps out at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and as a Westminster City tour guide all around her day job as part of the Havering Pupil Referral Service.
She added: “Because of my volunteer role with the Rugby World Cup I also appeared in a short promotional film with Charles Dance and I have also applied to be a volunteer for Rio 2016.
“It has been quite a busy couple of years.”
Ms Linden, who turns 50 next week, has been a member of the choir since it was created as part of the London 2012 Legacy.
It is soon going to release a charity single called I Wish the World for You.
Director of the choir, Victoria Verbi, said: “We see ourselves as a legacy from one of Britain’s greatest ever sporting events so it’s great to be able to perform at such an iconic venue at such a big match.
“They are a very talented group of people supporting the best of British sport.”