Ed Sheeran donates £170K to his high school to help find another star like him

Ed Sheeran has reportedly donated £170,000 to his old secondary school.

The musician, 29, who went to Thomas Mills High School in Suffolk during his teenage years, is said to have made the contributions in a bid to help find the next global superstar who can follow in his footsteps.

Over the past two years, the A Team hitmaker’s charity Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation has provided the school with cameras, MacBooks and a photography darkroom for its art and IT departments.

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Holding strong memories for the singer, the facility is where Ed first started penning tracks and met his wife Cherry Seaborn.

According to The Sun, a report from the charity’s trustees said: ‘Following grants to Thomas Mills School, this has enabled them to successfully upgrade their Art, IT and Music rooms for students to improve their educational performance.

‘Soundproofing, a new photography studio and several high-end composition and recording software programs have been purchased and installed.’

The school Director of Music Richard Hanley added: ‘Pupils and staff at this school are fortunate to have a benefactor who knows and appreciates the value of the arts in education, how important they are and how they can indeed change lives.’

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The foundation – which aims to help young people who live in Suffolk with grants to help with studying or playing music – has also given £20,000 to a local primary and charity Aldeburgh Hospital League of Friends for a sensory garden project using instruments for patients.

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