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07/03/19

Amazing teachers surprising our children with our favourite characters! https://t.co/l91QlOrk3i

07/03/19

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MHS staff have made an amazing effort to celebrate World Book Day and the students have responded brilliantly! Well done one and all. https://t.co/GAgV4PbZyE

15/12/18

Wishing our staff, students, parents and carers a relaxing, peaceful Christmas break! Stay safe and see you all in 2019! https://t.co/H6E0eiW6d3

15/12/18

What a lovely way to end the term! Congratulations to our winners for their great attendance and amazing behaviour/attitude! We are so proud of you all! https://t.co/XHgml9jTVD

13/12/18

It's the most wonderful time of the year!! Thank you to our community OAPs for joining us for dinner yesterday!! Great event led by our amazing staff and prefect team! https://t.co/yFYJ2s5ONP

24/11/18

https://t.co/HOvU7euzFV Anyone on Croydon today please please vote for Meridian!!!!

06/11/18

Calling come and join us on our success journey!! https://t.co/iNNt8ZIuJR

04/11/18

Thank you!! We are so proud of our students - always looking for collaborative opportunities!!

04/11/18

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Please do share this wonderful performance in memory of the Croydon Tram Crash- simply beautiful and moving performance from https://t.co/I3J1nquA2q

03/11/18

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03/11/18

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03/11/18

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✨Support and , as they come together to reach out and support their local community! Very touching! ✨ https://t.co/lWs3XU7eTT

03/11/18

we would love you to help our wonderful students who performed this cover of your amazing song as a tribute to the Croydon Tram Crash that devastated our community. Please please get behind us!! https://t.co/iv4gsYE3jr

03/11/18

Ok Twitter we need your help!!! Our amazingly talented and caring students created this wonderful song in memory of the Croydon Tram Crash which devastated our community. Get behind the students and order your version of the song now!! https://t.co/iv4gsYE3jr

02/11/18

We can't wait to see you both!!! Welcome to the family!!

01/11/18

Absolutely amazing work from our Meridian Master Chefs!! Well done to all of the students for creating such delicious and beautifully artistic plates of food!! https://t.co/sGSPSfrDxj

31/10/18

We are so proud of our students!! https://t.co/L6r5kBF3lc

30/10/18

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There are nine fantastic reasons to join and you can find them HERE: https://t.co/in4mzC6CAK What are you waiting for?

30/10/18

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Any former students interested in a career in IT? We have vacancies for onsite/field engineers/service desk analysts & can offer training. Contact our recruitment team ; we’d love to hear from you.

Posted on: 05/11/2018

Fundraising song released for tram crash anniversary

Pupils from Meridian High and Fairchildes Primary schools have released a charity song to mark the second anniversary of the Croydon tram crash.

The students were offered the chance to professionally record a song they performed in public at last year’s memorial service to mark the November 9 anniversary of the derailment.

Their release will be raising money for The Blue Light Programme to help members of the emergency services via the charity Mind.

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The group of 60 gave a moving performance of ‘Somewhere Only We Know,’ a song made famous by Keane and members of the audience were so touched by the rendition that they suggested the tune be released for streaming.

“After two years the memories and pain from the tragic tram accident are still vivid and deep for far too many people in our local community. While the negative impact of this accident will linger on for years to come, it is also an event which, once again, showed just how strong the people of New Addington and South East Croydon are; and the depth of strength we share in community spirit and cooperation,” said Martin Giles, Headteacher at Meridian High School, a member of the multi-academy GLF Trust.

“We were overwhelmed by the response to the performance of ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ and were proud to be invited to record the song as a download/fundraiser. Anyone present at the memorial event last year will know that some of those most deeply affected were the hard working men and women of the emergency services. Many of them saw things that nobody should ever have to see,” added Jo Hussey, head of Fairchildes Primary School.

The crash, in 2016, resulted in the death of seven people and injured more than 60.

Chris Ransom, owner of music studio Baltar Media, stepped-in to help  the young singers and the management team of Keane and Universal Music Publishing, owners of the song’s copyright, gave permission for the song to be recorded and sold with a small administration fee.

Meridian High School students Courtney Turner and Charley Brown open the song as joint soloists before the full choir joins the piece. You can download the song HERE.

The song is also available for download on iTunes and Amazon and can also be streamed on Spotify or Deezer.

Photographs credit of: Croydon Advertiser: Grant Melton