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Teen talent on show at Leek High

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: December 15, 2013

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • 1. Brough's winning dance team performed Wake Me Up Before You Go Go.

  • 2. Ghostbusters – the Brough drama group.

  • 3. Brough's all-girl band made up of vocalist Chloe Hall, Pianist Amber Johnson, guitarist Hollie Buxton and flautist Eloise Baker.

  • 4. Soloist Emily Vigrass.

  • 5. Brindley dancers performed to Michael Jackson's Thriller.

  • 6. Brindley won best choir with their rendition of Bon Jovi's Living on a Prayer.

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A RECORD number of teenagers made their stage debut recently at Leek High School's annual House Performing Arts contest.

More than a third of the school got involved in an 80s themed show of talent which packed the school hall on two nights.

Judges, including former students Simon Ainsworth and Julia Mosley, had a really tough time as students from Brough and Brindley houses battled it out.

Brindley was finally pronounced the winner after the first two counts resulted in a draw and results were the closest on points ever.

Chloe Hall was voted outstanding female performer while Sam Belfield took the title of outstanding male.

Leek High's head of music, Katie Raisbeck said: "The event was really fantastic.

"The standard of performance was incredibly high this year and I think all the students did themselves proud on both of the evenings. What particularly pleased me was to see so many boys taking part.

"I think we set the scene last year when younger boys took part in some of the dance and drama routines.

"The students were inspired by what they saw and it encouraged more to have a go themselves.

"We now look forward to carrying this momentum on the next events in the New Year."

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