Students prove they've got talentPosted: 3rd April 2019
Students proved they really do have a diverse range of talents, from spinning plates to solving a Rubik’s cube.
Forest Hall School held a Forest Hall’s Got Talent contest to give students an opportunity to showcase their talents.
The event was also a way of raising money for the Greek orphanage supported by the Smile of the Child charity. The school made the link with the orphanage in Corfu to enable students to help those less fortunate than themselves, as well as giving Stansted youngsters the opportunity to go abroad and experience another culture.
Students auditioned to take part in the show, while their peers paid 50p to watch the process, raising £70 towards the next trip to Greece.
A group of 16 finalists made it through to the main event, where more than 80 guests packed out the audience.
Rosie Deane was the overall winner with her singing and ukulele act, while Doll House dancing group came second and Charlie Jacob singing while Freddie Challis spun plates came third.
Sarah Power, careers enrichment and mable lead, said: “I wanted to organise this event primarily to raise money for the Greek orphanage, but also to give our students a platform to showcase their talents. “A lot of our students are very talented and we may not see that in our every day school life in lessons.
“It was amazing to see some of the quieter students get up and sing their hearts out or dance as a team or even spin plates and solve Rubik’s Cubes!
“As enrichment lead at Forest Hall, I want to ensure students are enjoying their school life, trying new things, challenging themselves and taking risks. It was a great event which I hope will take place yearly.”
Stephen Hehir, executive head, said: “It is so refreshing to see our students performing, developing their confidence and giving back to others who are less fortunate than themselves. This is a tribute to everything we stand for at Forest Hall, which is to ensure students achieve highly, but also become decent, well-rounded citizens of the world.
“Well done to all students and staff connected with this Forest Hall’s Got Talent!”
Emily Konstantas, of Aspire, who is the link between the school and the charity, said: “Forest Hall has been extremely committed to raising money and awareness for the Smile of the Child charity since the school first became involved in 2015. We have built up a lovely relationship between the orphanage and the students and staff at Forest Hall.
“I couldn’t be prouder of everything Forest Hall has done in supporting the refurbishment of the orphanage. I look forward to future fundraising events!”