‘YOU are enough’ – was the positive mental health message delivered to a primary school rugby player by an expectant teenage popstar.
Pop-rock singer Belle, 15, visited Church of England Primary School in Clifton-upon-Dunsmore to perform for pupils in Years 3-10 and talk to them about mental health, online safety and cyberbullying – drawing on his own experiences.
Belle stopped by Clifton Primary to spread some positive vibes as part of her tour of schools across the Midlands, to mark the upcoming release of her single Just B U.
Growing up in a family full of music and fun, Belle is a confident performer, writer and singer who grew up singing with Avril Lavigne and performing whenever she had the chance.
Her uplifting music exudes kindness, hope and strength through adversity – drawing inspiration from her own experiences and how she overcame difficult times.
Aiming to represent children who have no voice, or who cannot or cannot speak, she has sought to express empathy through her music over the past two years and become the new voice of her generation.
Belle – full name Belle Kumble-Rose – from Lichfield said: ‘When I was younger I was bullied and also tried to fit in with groups that weren’t actually my true friends. They touched me so much that I stopped doing what I loved – like singing, drawing and cooking – because the crowd I was trying to impress didn’t find it cool.
“Because of the lockdown and the time to step back and reevaluate this, I found myself – and I put pen to paper and started writing and recording songs because that’s what I like to do.
“I really wanted to do a school tour so I could meet students my age and talk about the issues that we’re all going through right now that we find a bit difficult.
“My music is about being comfortable in your own skin and trying to convey that ‘you are enough’. So through music and conversation I think it’s a great opportunity to allow us to work together on these issues.
“If I can help just one student, then I will be so happy.”
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