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Students use talents to help Malawi school

Some of the Malawi children, from left, Fabiano, Mphatso, Joseph and Philip, with Zoe, another supporter of the orphans

Some of the Malawi children, from left, Fabiano, Mphatso, Joseph and Philip, with Zoe, another supporter of the orphans

STEYNING students used their talents to raise money for children in Malawi.

For the fifth consecutive year, students in years seven to 13 at Steyning Grammar School have peformed a SGS Got Talent show to raise funds for the education of eight children.

The event, on Friday, February 1, was produced by Katie Brownings, head of French, and organised with the support of tear 12 international baccalaureate students.

There were 18 acts, playing to a packed auditorium of more than 350 people.

Talents ranged from singing and dancing to piano playing and accoustic guitars.

The evening was expertly brought together by the presenting skills of Harry Diserens and Ellie Jones, and a panel of enthusiastic judges (Lindsey Thompson, Andy Bligh, Craig Knowles and Danielle Cook) praised the deserving participants.

The audience found it difficult to decide who to give their vote to as standards were very high but the competition was eventually won by year-12 student Feyi Bello for her accomplished execution of Listen.

Second place went to Rebecca Van-Pelt (year 11) and Emma Bowman (year 13) for their performance of Time to Say Goodbye, while year 10 students Ella Gardner, Leanne Bodis and Sam Bowers came third.

More than £1,400 was raised, which will be enough to pay the school fees for two terms of the orphans.

Mrs Brownings, who met the Malawi students a couple of years ago and has taught in their school, said: “The evening was once again very successful, with many talented individuals performing both on stage and behind the scenes.

“It is remarkable to see young people willingly give a little of their time to contribute to a better future for other students.”

 

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