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Kilgraston and beyond - Alumnae stories

Kilgraston and beyond – Alumnae stories

We are always delighted to hear from former Kilgraston girls, but never more so at this time as many of them are supporting and helping their communities through this pandemic in different ways.

Karen Clark (née Ryder) attended Kilgraston from 1979 – 1985 and is now a Speech and Language Therapist at Perth Royal Infirmary and is still supporting patients through this pandemic.

Karen was a keen member of the choir at Kilgraston and that passion for singing and music never left her as she went on to join the church choir and then onto the Craigie choir, who she has been singing with for around 10 years now.

A few weeks ago, Karen received an email from the producer working on the charity single ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ (with Michael Ball and Capitain Tom Moore) asking if she, and any of her colleagues, would like to be involved as part of the ‘Voices of Care’ choir – singers working within the NHS.

After a fast sign up, she, and her colleagues had to record themselves singing the track and send the recording studio to be mixed that night. There was then a zoom call with Michael Ball and the music producer to capture the faces behind the voices of Voices of Care choir to create the video.

The song was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Breakfast before flying to number one in the charts.

Karen said ”It has been a crazy, surreal roller-coaster of an experience and definitely not the average day in the life of a Speech and Language therapist!”.

Check out the article in The Courier here.

If you are a former Kilgraston girl with a story to share, please email alumnae@kilgraston.com



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