Anything is possible! Singer songwriter Tom Ryder’s inspiring message to North Walsham students

Singer-songwriter Tom Ryder will be visitingThetford Academy to discuss exam stress, the pressures o

Singer-songwriter Tom Ryder will be visitingThetford Academy to discuss exam stress, the pressures of social conformity and online safety. Picture: THE FAMOUS COMPANY - Credit: Archant

Singer-songwriter Tom Ryder struggled in his teenage years with the pressure to perform well at school.

That weight of expectation led to bouts of insomnia, anxiety and depression.

Now with a debut single under his belt, Tom wants to assure young people that anything is possible - and they need to not only work hard but also enjoy their time at school, rather than fearing it and being worried about the outcome of exams.

The 27-year-old Essex born performer will be bringing his uplifting message to North Walsham High School next week.

'The expectation that I would be accepted into Oxford meant that, from GCSE's onwards I would suffer from insomnia, anxiety and depression,' explained Tom.


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In addition to discussing exam stress, online safety and the pressures of social conformity Tom will be performing his new single Here We Go Again.

He hopes to follow-up on his previous success performing debut single Silence Breaking Through Sound in front of Rod Stewart and Chris Evans, raising £9000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in the process.

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