What a special night Saturday night was! Alumni and current students, parents and staff all congregated to put on an evening of entertainment to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK in support of Deborah James, our Deputy Head, who is currently fighting the disease. It was tribute to Deborah, as well as to our school community, that so many past students made the trip back to school to perform or to watch the concert. Particular mention must go to past students Callum Mazzella Hart and Jarrett Millen for their compering (how we have missed your terrible jokes!), Callum for his wonderful jazz playing and accompanying and Niamh Hunter for her beautiful rendition of Ave Maria. Other current students who performed solos were Abi Johnston, Will Marshall, Katie Ansell, Rachel Fernandes, Cathra Plant, Leizel Abrahams, Helen Soane, Charlie Woodman and Ethan Hennigan.
As well as these fantastic students, staff band, Souls and Scholars delighted with a varied programme of songs (a little taster for our spring concert on the 24th April!) Surely one of the highlights of the evening was the joint choir who rounded off the concert – parents, staff and students who all gave up their Saturday mornings to rehearse and put together in record time City of Stars from 'LaLa Land' and Stand By Me. The only thing that could possibly top this was seeing Deborah herself, who gave an inspiring and moving speech which definitely pulled at both the heartstrings and the purse-strings – we are delighted that, with ticket sales and donations, we have raised around £1200 for Bowel Cancer UK. Thank you to all who supported this amazing cause.
To watch excerpts from the concert, visit Deborah James' Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bowelbabe/videos/1647670008657169/