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Anything is possible! Singer songwriter Tom Ryder’s inspiring message to North Walsham students

PUBLISHED: 11:57 10 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:57 10 March 2017

Singer-songwriter Tom Ryder will be visitingThetford Academy to discuss exam stress, the pressures of social conformity and online safety. Picture:  THE FAMOUS COMPANY

Singer-songwriter Tom Ryder will be visitingThetford Academy to discuss exam stress, the pressures of social conformity and online safety. Picture: THE FAMOUS COMPANY

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Singer-songwriter Tom Ryder struggled in his teenage years with the pressure to perform well at school.

That weight of expectation led to bouts of insomnia, anxiety and depression.

Now with a debut single under his belt, Tom wants to assure young people that anything is possible - and they need to not only work hard but also enjoy their time at school, rather than fearing it and being worried about the outcome of exams.

The 27-year-old Essex born performer will be bringing his uplifting message to North Walsham High School next week.

“The expectation that I would be accepted into Oxford meant that, from GCSE’s onwards I would suffer from insomnia, anxiety and depression,” explained Tom.

In addition to discussing exam stress, online safety and the pressures of social conformity Tom will be performing his new single Here We Go Again.

He hopes to follow-up on his previous success performing debut single Silence Breaking Through Sound in front of Rod Stewart and Chris Evans, raising £9000 for Macmillan Cancer Support in the process.

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