Singer Sion hits right note with pupils

Singer Sion Hill with Blessed Trinity RC College students who are (left to right) Eric Sunny, Jake Ferguson, Libbie Brenkley, Zoe Sharpley and Natasha Larkin.
Singer Sion Hill with Blessed Trinity RC College students who are (left to right) Eric Sunny, Jake Ferguson, Libbie Brenkley, Zoe Sharpley and Natasha Larkin.

A singer, who is using his music to inspire young people and also help them stay safe on social media, was the VIP guest at a Burnley high school.

Singer and songwriter Sion Hill came to Blessed Trinity RC College to sing a selection of his songs and also give advice on how to stay safe on the internet.

Sion, who is from Ireland and has a growing reputation in the music industry, discussed cyberbullying with the students and where to go for help if they fall victim to it.

He said: "I want to inspire students and encourage them to follow their dreams.

"I also want to instil beliefs into students and help them with their confidence. It’s about not letting people get you down and to believe you can achieve your dreams.

Sion said he was saddened when his teenage sister, who is 15, clicks onto social media and sees photographs of beautiful people that she feels she will never measure up to.

Personal, social, health and economic co-ordinator, Emma Lanney who, along with Joanna Loney organised the event, said: "Sion had a great day with the pupils in key stage 3, making a lot of students think about how safe they are online.

“They enjoyed his music and he was bombarded with questions at the end of the session, about both music and e-safety."