A multi-national group of students from Pestalozzi is to take to the stage for this year’s Beatles Day event t the White Rock theatre in Hastings.
Pestalozzi students have been proudly participating in Beatles Day for four years now but their association with at least one member of the Fab Four goes back much further than that as the Pestalozzi Children’s Choir provided backing vocals on the title track of Paul McCartney’s 1983 album ‘Pipes of Peace’.
This year the Pestalozzi guitar group embraces six different nationalities with students from Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Indonesia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Many of these young people had not picked up a guitar before arriving in the UK in August last year One of the students, Marshal Mugwagwa from Zimbabwe, said “I love music but I hadn’t played a bass guitar before I came to Pestalozzi.
Indonesian student Yanti Manurung said: “I am looking forward to performing on the stage at the White Rock Theatre and helping to raise funds for Macmillan.
“I like Pestalozzi’s ethos of educating the Head, Heart and Hands and actively supporting other charities and good causes is a big part of this.”
Pestalozzi brings young people from nine different countries together in a multi-faith, multi-cultural community in Sedlescombe.
These are academically gifted students who, because they come from poor economic backgrounds, would have little opportunity to continue their education in their home countries. Pestalozzi offers two year scholarships to them and as a charity itself is entirely dependent on voluntary donations.
The Beatle’s Day event will be running from noon - 10.30pm on Sunday Apri 12 at The White Rock Theatre Hastings and tickets are £10.