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Newark student presented with prize from Nottinghamshire Police for song competition

Singer/songwriter Zak Brown, a year 7 student at The Newark Academy, wrote an impressive song during lockdown, which was entered into a competition run by the Citizens in Policing Department (CiPD) at Nottinghamshire Police.

Zak’s song was a hit with the CiPD and to thank him for his great work, Romel Davies – CiPD youth outreach worker for the Nottinghamshire Police – visited The Newark Academy 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.

SINGER/SONGWRITER Zak Brown. (47610509)
SINGER/SONGWRITER Zak Brown. (47610509)

The song – written about his experience and feelings during lockdown –is about there being no miracle pill for it and, not surprisingly, about washing your hands.

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.”

SINGER/SONGWRITER Zak Brown. (47610506)
SINGER/SONGWRITER Zak Brown. (47610506)

Chris Fisher, head of Newark Academy, which is part of the Nova Education Trust, said “Zak is the epitome of our school ethos, achieving goals and promoting well-being through his musical talents.”

Recent studies have shown children’s mental health has been impacted during the coronavirus pandemic.

If you are struggling, please talk to someone, help and support is out there, you are not alone.

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