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After much anticipation, Piers Morgan (Britain’s Got Talent), Katie Derham (ITN News), Graeme Hawley (Coronation Street) and former drama teacher Mrs Bloor-Black arrived to judge Roedean’s Got Talent.
Jess Roper was the runaway winner after a much-praised performance of Dream Catch Me by Newton Faulkner. “Although I was really nervous”, said Jess, “I had practised the song a lot over half term with my brother and I was delighted when Piers said how much he enjoyed it.”
“The right girl definitely won,” said Piers afterwards. “She had the most unique voice. But I won’t be giving her number to Simon Cowell – he’d have her singing some terrible song!”
Other highlights for the capacity audience included the Rapping Rabbits, a staff rendition of Riverdance and Year 8 band The Neon Lashes.
“If I was Head of Music at Roedean I would be so proud. The acts were so professional”, said Katie Derham.
The event was hosted by Roedean in aid of Cecily’s Fund, a UK charity working to enable Zambian children orphaned by AIDS to attend school.
“We were delighted to support Cecily’s Fund at such an amazing feel-good event,” said AMrs Goulet, the organiser. “There was a tremendous buzz in the theatre and it was a brilliant reminder that Roedean girls are free to be good at anything they want.”
Thanks to the generosity of the audience, who ended the night enthusiastically involved in a spontaneous auction of a signed copy of Piers’ latest book, the evening raised an incredible £3000 for Cecily’s Fund.
Images of the event are on Flickr.