Singer to take to Thetford Academy stage with inspirational message

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

A singer is to visit a town's main secondary school to discuss online safety and the pressures of social conformity.

With several schools also lined-up elsewhere in the UK over the coming months, 27-year-old Tom Ryder is going to be talking at Thetford Academy on March 15 about a topic that lies particularly close to home.

Throughout his teenage years, Mr Ryder experienced a great deal of pressure to perform well at school.

'The expectation that I would be accepted into Oxford meant that, from GCSEs onwards, I would suffer from insomnia, anxiety and depression,' he said.

Mr Ryder wants to assure young people that anything is possible.

He will also be performing his new single Here We Go Again, which is released on Friday, March 31.

Mr Ryder said he is 'inspired by solo artists with a flair for authentic onstage performance'.

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He also hopes to provide thousands of young people with a positive influence while on tour.

For more information, visit www.tomrydermusic.com

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