Roedean's Got Talent
Celebrity judges at Roedean's Got Talent

Roedean's Got Talent


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.

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