School kids rocking for a cause

SARAH-JANE O'CONNOR
Last updated 22:45 11/12/2013
Fynn Hart-Hobman
Stacy Squires

SCHOOL OF ROCK: Thorrington School of Rock drummer Fynn Hart-Hobman recently shaved his head as a cancer fundraiser after his sister was diagnosed with the disease.

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A band of Christchurch school kids have become recording artists in an effort to raise money for disadvantaged children.

Thorrington School of Rock released a single yesterday, Some People, written by teacher Mark Brooke.

The band is made up of 10 and 11-year-old drummers, guitarists, keyboardists and singers.

Drummer Fynn Hart-Hobman recently shaved his head for a cancer fund-raiser after his sister was diagnosed with cancer.

The band's single was recorded at Riverside Sound Studio, and students from the New Zealand Broadcasting School lent a hand to make a music video for YouTube.

CDs are also available and can be purchased from the band's promo gigs.

This week, they are playing at Thorrington School at 8.30 every morning.

All proceeds from donations and sales will go towards KidsCan, a charitable trust that supports disadvantaged children.

Figures released by the Children's Commission this week show about a quarter of New Zealand children under the age of 17 live in poverty.

Started in 2005, KidsCan now supports thousands of children from more than 300 low decile schools with food and clothing items like raincoats, shoes and socks, sunhats and beanies.

People can donate via fundraising website givealittle and the single is available for sale on iTunes.

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