IRON MAIDEN CONCERT REVIEW - by Dean Brandsma (Maragon Preparatory School, Krugersdorp, Age 11)
Hi, my name is Dean Brandsma, I am an 11 year old boy living in Krugersdorp and attend Maragon Preparatory School.
I love heavy metal and alternative music. I have loved this REAL music since I was about 9, I have liked music such as Chevelle, Coldplay, Counting Crows, IRON MAIDEN, Jack White, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, Kid Rock, Korn, Led Zeppelin, Limp Bizkit, LIVE, Marilyn Manson, Muse, The Offspring, A Perfect Circle, Pink Floyd, The Prodigy, Puscifer, Queen, Rage Against The Machine, Rammstein, Slipknot, Thin Lizzy and Tool. I recommend listening to all of these bands - they are brilliant.
I got into Iron Maiden early when I was 8, my dad would blast “Take your daughter to the slaughter” for my older sisters and I would love it. I never really listened to it much after that until The Book Of Souls came out and I was hooked.
PRIME CIRCLE School Project by Amber Tilling-Richards
(Heronbridge College, Fourways, Age 10)
Amber does not only have a love and passion for music, but she is also an aspiring little photographer, an amazing little activist against Rhino poaching in South Africa and is also a Youth Board Member forOne More Generation America.
Amber Tilling-Richards: ''My Mom and Dad own the Royal Kruger Lodge close to the Kruger National Park. I love to visit there during my school holidays as I love animals and nature. You can see our Lodge on www.royalkruger.com. I go on as many game-drives and walks as I can and I enjoy spotting God’s beautiful creatures. I have seen the Big 5 and many other animals.
Recently I was privileged to meet Olivia and Carter from OMG and their parents. We all travelled to the Lodge along with a film crew and people from Rhino SA. This was to film a documentary for television.
I am so sad when I see what is going on with rhino poaching in South Africa and I was so happy to see the wonderful work being done by Olivia and Carter. I really wanted to do more myself.
When they invited me to become a Board Member of OMG, I was over the moon. Also Rhino SA made me one of their champions and I look forward to working with these organizations so that we can preserve the rhino’s in South Africa for all the generations to come.
This year, I participated in a 7-km walk to raise funding for the protection of rhinos and won a rhino art competition.
Although I may be a musician, singer, dancer or a game ranger when I grow up, I know for certain that whatever I do, I will always try to preserve our animals, nature and the environment. I really look forward to meeting all the other kids involved in OMG and to helping make a difference. Thank you for this opportunity!"
OMG recently collaborated with our friends at Dance To Be Wild and Children 4 Conservation and collectively we launched the 1,000,000 Footprints for Africa campaign.
As a respected initiative in the fight to stop poaching on the African continent, 1,000,000 Footprints to Save Africa invites everyone to join the children of the world in a symbolic walk across Africa!Our vision is to gather the footprints of children around the world – we hope to amass sufficient footprints to reach from Cape Town to Nairobi, embracing all countries facing the continuous onslaught against its wildlife and its people.