‘YOU are enough’ – that was the positive mental health message taken to a Rugby primary school by a teenage popstar-in-waiting.
Pop-rock singer Belle, 15, visited Clifton-upon-Dunsmore Church of England Primary School to perform to pupils from Years 3-10, and to talk to them about mental health, online safety and cyberbullying – drawing from her own experiences.
Belle stopped off at Clifton Primary to spread positive vibes as part of her tour of schools across the Midlands, to mark the upcoming release of her single Just B U.
Having grown up in a family full of music and fun, Belle is a confident performer, writer and singer who grew up singing along to Avril Lavigne and performing whenever she had the opportunity.
Her uplifting music exudes kindness, hope and strength through adversity – drawing inspiration from her own experiences and how she overcame some difficult times.
Aiming to represent the kids who have no voice, or who can’t or don’t speak out, she has sought to express empathy through her music over the last two years and become the new voice of her generation.
Belle – full name Belle Kumble-Rose – from Lichfield said: “When I was younger I was badly bullied and also tried to fit in to groups that actually weren’t my real friends. They got to me so much that I stopped doing what I loved – like singing, drawing and baking – as the crowd I was trying to impress didn’t think it was cool.
“Due to lockdown and having time to step back and reassess this, I found me – and put pen to paper and started writing and recording songs because that’s what I love to do.
“I really wanted to go on a school tour to be able to meet students my own age and talk through issues that we are all going through right now and that we find a little bit tough.
“My music is about being comfortable in your own skin and tries to stamp home that ‘you are enough’. So through music and talking I feel it’s a great opportunity to allow us together to work through these issues.
“If I can help just one student, then I’ll be so happy.”