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Xfactor hopefuls visit Havering school to warn about the dangers of drugs

PUBLISHED: 11:50 05 October 2015 | UPDATED: 11:50 05 October 2015

Brick City band members with Redden Court school students. Picture Steve Poston

Brick City band members with Redden Court school students. Picture Steve Poston

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A popband visited a school in Havering last week to share their experiences and raise drug awareness with pupils.

Popband Brick City talking to pupils about the dangers of drugs. Picture Steve PostonPopband Brick City talking to pupils about the dangers of drugs. Picture Steve Poston

Invited by deputy headteacher Lynne Kelly of Redden Court School, Cotswold Road, Romford, Brick City held one hour workshops and performed songs.

Mrs Kelly, who has previously used a band to speak to pupils about cyber-bullying, said she is always trying to find creative ways to engage the pupils and address serious issues.

She said: “The children get excited by the performances.

“It is really nice for them to be engaged in a different way.”

Brick City performing their new single for Redden Court School pupils. Picture Steve PostonBrick City performing their new single for Redden Court School pupils. Picture Steve Poston

Manager, Sam Kaine, said some of the band members have had friends who have died from taking drugs or been involved in serious incidents.

She said: “It’s young people going in to talk to young people, lots of kids come up and say that they identify.”

The band got through to the judges house stage of the Xfactor competition in 2013 but were then eliminated.

Since then the band have been trying to crack the music industry and is busy touring the UK promoting their new single LCD R10 RMX which samples Evelyn King’s ‘80s classic Love Come Down.

Popband Brick City perform on stage for Redden Court School pupils. Picture Steve PostonPopband Brick City perform on stage for Redden Court School pupils. Picture Steve Poston

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