“I just do what I do” says dancing Risedale College student to visiting singer

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Singer, songwriter Lexie visited Risedale Sports and Community College to perform to 300 students this week.

Lexie describes herself as a “London based recording artist straight out of the heart of Leicester” and is currently touring schools around the UK.

The performer combines singing with important messages about internet safety and positive self-image.

Risedale students were treated to an hour-long live presentation with Lexie singing a number of her own songs based on life experiences as well as popular tracks such as Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You.

Risedale’s year team manager Samantha Wright said: “The students were absolutely buzzing. Lexie had them all up on their feet, dancing and singing along.”

Two stars of the day were Year 8 students Alfie Large and Alfie Tomlinson, both aged 13, who were invited to dance with Lexie at the front on the hall.

The boys had a fantastic time and when Lexie asked Alfie Tomlinson “Where did you get those moves?” he casually replied “I just do what I do”.

From left Alfie Large, Lexie and Alfie Tomlinson.

During the singing interludes, Lexie spoke to the students about cyber-bullying and the importance of engaging safely with social media. She shared her experiences in the music industry and encouraged the students to have the confidence to follow their dreams and not listen to those who may put them down.

Her words were truly inspirational and the students responded with enthusiasm and interest during the talk.

Risedale assistant principal Samantha Wood said: “This was a unique opportunity for our students to learn and reflect through the music and messages given by Lexie.

“We all recognise the need to reinforce the messages of safety and the development of self-confidence. The students responded to her down-to-earth approach and thought provoking words.

“We all wish Lexie every success with her career, and hope to see some Risedale students following in her footsteps.”