Bright Young Thing

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith - Credit: Archant

14-year-old Charlotte Smith has many big achievements to be proud of. Here she tells us more about The Brit School and trekking Mount Snowdon in high heels

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Charlotte Smith. I go to The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.

Where do you live and what do you like about it?

I live in South Woodford. I like that I’m quite near lots of shops and getting to places isn’t hard because I live really near the train station.

Tell us about your family...

I live with my Dad, Dave; my Mum, Mandy and my sister, Annabel. I am very close to all of my family, as I know they will always support me and they will always have my back.

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What is the most exciting thing that has happened to you over the past year?

I think I would have to say climbing Mount Snowdon in high heels and raising nearly £5,000 for Haven House Hospice was a big achievement for me. This led me to being awarded the ‘Young Citizen Of The Month’ and nominated for ‘Young Citizen Of The Year’. I was also accepted into The BRIT School, which is very exciting for me because it is my dream school!

Who are you biggest influences?

I look up to my family a lot. They all are amazing people in my life and I love being around them. But music is also a big influence in my life. I love to sing and music is such a big passion of mine.

Where do you see yourself in five years time?

In five years time I would have finished school and I hope to be on the way to achieving my ultimate dream of becoming a singer. I also plan to still be doing work for Haven House, whatever that may be. I am also really interested in psychology and would love to have some work experience in that area.

How do you relax?

Music definitely makes me relax. Whenever I’m feeling a bit down or stressed, I feel so much happier when I listen to music and my favourite artists. Singing helps me relax a lot too and that’s probably why I sing 24/7, as my parents would tell you!

What makes you smile?

When the waiter finally brings my food when I’m at a restaurant…I’m obviously joking! Seeing other people happy and smiling is definitely contagious. I love to know that whatever it may be, my music or the charity work I do, has some sort of impact for the better on other peoples’ lives.

What is your worst habit?

Most probably being untidy, as my room the majority of the time looks like a bomb has been dropped on it. Although another one would probably be singing 24/7, as I sing from the moment I wake up to the moment that I go to sleep.

What music motivates you/helps you unwind?

I listen to and sing a range of different genres of music. Some of my favourite artists/bands are; Amy Winehouse, Sam Smith, Corrine Bailey Rae, Nina Simone, Ed Sheeran, Two Door Cinema Club, Panic At The Disco, London Grammar... the list could go on for ages.

Do you have a claim to fame?

Well I climbed Mount Snowdon wearing high heels! Also on my holiday I met Alan Shearer. As I support Newcastle I was very excited and my Dad was so jealous.