Pop Star Mimi Webb returns to Kent College, Canterbury for Speech Day

Posted: 7th July 2022

Former Kent College, Canterbury student Mimi Webb is returning to the school on Friday 8th July to take part in the annual Speech Day.

Mimi has often credited her music teachers at Kent College with discovering her talent and encouraging her to consider pursuing a career in music.

‘’It was my piano teacher at secondary school, Kent College. In my first lesson, he asked me what I could play and I said, “Oh, I can play Someone Like You by Adele and I can sing it, too.” He was probably thinking, “Hang on, this is a piano lesson” but when I sang, he just was blown away. He then called up the guitar teacher, who came and listened too, and they basically got my mum on the school phone and told her, “This is something you need to pursue”. I was so excited!’’

Mimi released her debut single “Before I Go” in April 2020 which was featured on TikTok gathering over 85 million views and has over 25 million streams on Spotify. Mimi continues her meteoric rise to pop stardom with 2 Top 10 UK Hits with ‘’Good Without’’ and ‘’House on Fire’’ and a live performance at the Platinum Party at the Palace to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Mimi will join Speech Day as a special guest of Mr Mark Turnbull, The Head of Kent College, on stage during the ceremony, and will later take part in a Q&A session with students which will undoubtedly inspire them to make the most of every opportunity to develop their talents.

Kent College, with a new Head, has begun plans to develop a new Sixth Form Centre and build further sports facilities as it seeks to provide the best platforms for the talents of all students.

Aligning with the fresh approach, Speech Day 2022 has a ‘Back to the Future’ theme with prizes being awarded in multiple locations and live streamed to those within the Great Hall, a new 600 seat state of the art auditorium. The day will be a reflection on the College’s deep-rooted family values, whilst demonstrating the full breath of education and opportunity provided to all students at Kent College.

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