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Student’s song is a big hit with county’s police

Posted onPosted on 1st Jun

A Newark Academy student’s lockdown song has proved to be a hit with Nottinghamshire Police.

Singer/songwriter Zak Brown, a year 7 student at the academy — part of Nova Education Trust — entered the work about his experiences and feelings during the coronavirus crisis into a competition run by the Citizens in Policing Department (CiPD) at Nottinghamshire Police.

They thanked Zak for his great work and Romel Davies, CiPD Youth Outreach Worker for the Nottingham Police, visited the school and presented him with a £15 Amazon gift voucher.

Romel congratulated Zak during his visit, saying he had “written a very memorable and catchy song” and that “the CiPD just wanted to acknowledge a great piece of work”.

Zak, talking about his songwriting process, said: “It was a fulfilling experience, which made me feel really positive.

“I was glad to play and enjoyed representing Newark Academy and I feel extremely proud and pleased to be asked.”

Chris Fisher, head of the academy, said “Zak is the epitome of our school ethos, achieving goals and promoting well-being through his musical talents.”