Bedford’s Tom Grennan has surprised his old primary school by coming back to perform a special one-off gig for Children in Need, 15 years after he left.
Schoolchildren across the country have been dressing up and tuning into their local radio station to sing along to ‘By Your Side’ by Calvin Harris Ft Tom Grennan as part of the ‘Big Fancy Dress Singalong’ to raise money for Children In Need.
Pupil’s at St Joseph’s and St Gregory’s Catholic school taking part got a big shock when they realised they weren’t just singing along to a song, but that they were singing along with Tom Grennan and Pudsey.
Avisha, a student at the school said: “Everybody was really surprised to see him,” with Victor, another student adding, “I was just so surprised; everyone in their costumes looked so colourful, it was so exciting that moment that I saw him for the first time in person.”
They all sang and danced along with Tom as he performed in his old school hall. All the funds raised as part of the singalong will go specifically towards children’s mental health.
Last month, Tom announced he’ll be performing in Bedford Park in 2022 on the first of two weekends of music by local promoters LPH Concerts.
The weekend will be part of celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend.