Ash Hill Academy teachers are so rock and roll

Chalkface band members Alastair Bacon (Lead Guitar), Craig Deakes (Lead Vocal), Neil Cairns (Drums) and Glenn Blackett (Bass and backing vocals)
Chalkface band members Alastair Bacon (Lead Guitar), Craig Deakes (Lead Vocal), Neil Cairns (Drums) and Glenn Blackett (Bass and backing vocals)

By day they’re teachers at Ash Hill Academy. By night, they’re rock and roll heroes in band Chalkface.

Alastair Bacon (lead guitar), Craig Deakes (lead vocal), Neil Cairns (drums) and Glenn Blackett (bass and backing vocals) are raising money for a school trip to Kenya with a gig at The Leopard on Saturday.

Mr Blackett said: “The trip is £3,800 per student and we have 18 months to raise that money. The kids have been doing well and have done various bits of fundraising like coast to coast bike rides and bake sales.”

The month-long trip-of-a-lifetime will include community, wildlife and environmental projects, along with the chance to climb Mount Kenya.

Almost 200 tickets have been sold for the gig, which starts at 7pm, but a handful will be available on the door.