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10 March 2016

Meynell House Charity Silent Disco

Written by pupil Imogen Keeling

Replacing the usual Meynell Alfred Show, this year Meynell House will be going back to the 80s with the very first Silent Disco as its charity event. This will be done in aid of ‘The Homeless Period’ and ‘The Cystic Fibrosis Trust’, the latter being close to many people’s hearts in Meynell.

So how does a silent disco work? It is essentially a normal disco but instead of having the music playing out loud, everyone has a pair of wireless headphones (that are being supplied by The Somerset Silent Disco) through which the music is played. However there are three channels, meaning that people will be listening to different songs at the same time.

To ensure that the pupils are as involved as possible, we have organised it so that two of the three channels can be controlled by them. This means that they can gain experience as a DJ, and also play and dance to their preferred music.

Recently Gemma Chilcott and Lily Thwaytes, two members of L6th Meynell, are going to be streamed on ToneFM, discussing a bit about the disco, as well as a few aspects of the school. This will also be available on the radio station’s website.

As aforementioned, The Homeless Period is one of our chosen charities. It is a charity which believes that sanitary products should be readily available in homeless shelters. Homeless women, unfortunately, are in the position of having to go without any form of sanitary product, exposing themselves to numerous health problems.

Our second charity, The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Trust is working towards creating a brighter future for people affected by this condition. CF can be very debilitating on one’s life, but because of the advances in treatments these symptoms can be easily managed. The charity is helping to achieve this by funding research and improving the standard of care that the people receive.

So as a house and as a school we are donating money to these two worthy charities to help them with their campaigns.

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