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A TALENTED Nailsea teenager has been selected to perform in a series of concerts and ceremonies in front of heads of Government from 52 Commonwealth countries in Uganda later this month. Last September 17-year-old Stephanie Ramplin from Nailsea was award

A TALENTED Nailsea teenager has been selected to perform in a series of concerts and ceremonies in front of heads of Government from 52 Commonwealth countries in Uganda later this month. Last September 17-year-old Stephanie Ramplin from Nailsea was awarded a scholarship to the Purcell School of Music in London, one of only five music specialist schools in the country. The former Backwell School student is a 'first study singer' at the school that she attends as a boarder and also plays oboe and piano. An excited Stephanie said: "I have been selected along with six other pupils to travel to Kampala in Uganda to represent UK as part of the 'Commonwealth Resounds Project'. "In addition to the high profile concerts we will also have the opportunity to take part in outreach projects, working with under-privileged children living in Ugandan villages."Stephanie has to raise £1,000 for her travel and accommodation but hopes to raise more so that she can donate some funds to the Kampala Music School. Her fund-raising activities so far have included concerts, sales, a school uniform day (they don't wear uniform at the Purcell School of Music) and local Rotary clubs and bursaries have been very generous. A quiz night at Nailsea's Grove School recently raised another £100 leaving Stephanie just £100 short of her £1,000 target.


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