The anticipation was tangible around the corridors and classrooms of Talbot Heath as the pupils and staff awaited this year’s Christmas Charity Concert. Once again expertly organised by the Sixth Form girls the concert raised a fantastic £320.62 for both Amnesty International and Doreen’s Crèche in South Africa. The concert offered an exciting array of talent from both staff and pupils and was hosted by Kofo Paul and Anita Sadeghi-Niaraki – move over Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman!
Head of Careers Mr Reidy, opened the show alongside Kofo with their ‘dancing’, followed by ‘Santa’s little Helpers’: a staff quartet bedecked in red tutus. Darcey Lees, Georgina Leadley, Hollie Bliss and Serena Chanoch sang a poignant and festive combination of duets and solos accompanied by piano and guitar, and members of the science department offered a unique version of Meghan Trainor’s ‘All About that Bass’ worthy of an X Factor final. Making their debut on stage with their rendition of The Clash’s legendary ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?’ were The Talbot Heathens which included Mrs Holloway on keyboards, Mr Reidy playing saxophone and frontman Mr Butcher on lead vocals. Stealing the show once again though was Talbot Heath’s very own Dr Orchard who gave an unforgettable performance of ‘Teenage Dreams’ dressed in pink hot pants, feather boa and pink wig! An immense thank you goes to the girls who organised the event and the staff and girls who supported and performed.