Gallery: Superstar singer Ed Sheeran delights pupils at former school Brandeston Hall with surprise visit
He may well have sold millions of records and performed in front of fans across the globe but that didn’t stop singing superstar Ed Sheeran returning to his roots.
The 22-year-old, who was brought up in Framlingham, made a surprise visit to his former school of Brandeston Hall.
The multi award winning star dropped by to listen to the next wave of young musical talent as pupils performed their annual summer concert.
Children of all ages took part with a mix of singing, strings, brass and rock, covering songs from the likes of Coldplay, Adele, The Killers and Ed’s friend Taylor Swift.
As well as meeting some of his old teachers - including director of music at Brandeston Hall, Rob Rogers - The A-Team and Lego House star also spent a great deal of time chatting with his delighted young fans, signing autographs and having his photograph taken.
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Martin Myers-Allen, headmaster at Brandeston Hall - the preparatory school for Framlingham College, said: “Some of our staff bumped into him and asked if he would like to come along to the concert. It was a great surprise.
“No one knew he was there and then the children twigged. He was lovely with them and signed shirts and cards and had his photo taken. The children were delighted.”
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Ed, who also attended Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, released one of the top-selling albums of the year in 2011 with his smash debut, +, which has shifted more than one million copies in the UK alone.