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Ruby Organises a Silent Disco

Ruby
02 Mar 2017
Year 12 student Ruby Aronsohn organised a silent disco and raised an impressive £600 for the local charity Mind in Cambridgeshire as part of her Extended Project.

A silent disco is an event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via a radio transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by the participants.

Ruby said, “I decided to organise a silent disco as I felt it reflected the silence around the issues of mental health. The theme of the event was to dance to your own tune. I aimed to bring together students from Hills Road and other locals from our generation."

The event took place on 4th February at Fairycroft House in Saffron Walden. Over 100 young people (aged 14-19) attended, with tickets costing £5.

Zoe Doherty, Fundraiser for Mind in Cambridgeshire said, “We are extremely grateful to Ruby for organising the event and for everybody who bought a ticket and took part.”