VIDEO: Bell ringers from Carew Manor School in Wallington are set to rock the Royal Albert Hall
A group of bell ringing angels are taking their upbeat music to the Royal Albert Hall.
Bells Angels, a hand bell ringing group from Carew Manor School in Wallington, have been established for four years.
The group play versions of popular songs and sometimes incorporate elements of comedy and drama.
They won a certificate for their outstanding performance at the Croydon Music Festival in June and have been entered for the Music for Youth regional festivals – an organisation which celebrates achievements of young musicians in the UK.
After playing at the festivals in the Birmingham Conservatoire they were chosen to play at the Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday November 13.
Carew Manor School is a school for children with learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorders.
Music and drama teacher at the school, Emily Walker, said they were so excited about the performance.
She said: “Out of hundreds of acts, we were picked. We will be playing in front of approximately 5,200 people.
“It is a massive achievement for our students and the school and I couldn’t be more proud.
"The students in the group have had to overcome huge barriers to achieve this, whether that be with co-ordination, behaviour, social and communication skills or low self esteem. The list goes on.
“They deserve to be recognised and celebrated for their achievements.”