15 May 2018

Music star swaps world stage for school stage to surprise Stockland Green students

International recording artist and Birmingham star, Lady Sanity, returned to her former secondary school – Stockland Green – last week to surprise students with an exclusive performance.

The acclaimed rapper – who wowed audiences across the world at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Australia – took to the school stage to inspire a new generation and to share her happy memories of Stockland Green.

Lady Sanity, whose real name is Sherelle Robbins, was a student at ATLP’s Stockland Green from 2005 to 2010. During her visit, she talked about her journey to musical fame and was interviewed by head students Cara Long, Lillie Robinson, Akash Hussain, Anaum Tabassum, Reiss Munn, Nikola Polaka in front of years 7,8 and 9.

 The music star described her happy memories of Stockland Green School and how the support and encouragement she had from staff set her on the road to success. As well as performing her latest track to an appreciative audience, she answered questions from enthusiastic and excited students and encouraged them to work hard and to show determination to achieve their dreams.

Sherelle told staff and students:

It’s great to be back at Stockland Green where I have so many happy memories.  The friends I made here are still my friends now and inspired me to become successful.”

Sherelle is also a Music Technology graduate of De Monfort Univeristy Leicester (DMU). Her talent led to her being chosen to represent her home city of Birmingham in the handover ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Her smash hit ‘Go the Distance’ tells the story of tackling challenges head on while staying true to yourself and the people around you.

Headteacher Marie George, said:

What a fantastic surprise for us all and enormous thanks to Sherelle – her stellar performance raised the roof on the school hall and really made the children’s day. With her positive experiences of school and impressive career, she is an excellent role model for these young people, demonstrating the rewards of talent, ambition and hard work .

We hope she will return to Stockland Green School as she has a real fan club here – students and staff alike!”