Saffron Walden County High School variety show attracts record-breaking audience

PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 December 2016

Janna Stammeijer playing the Prelude to Bachs Cello Suite No 1

Janna Stammeijer playing the Prelude to Bachs Cello Suite No 1

Roger King

The students’ annual Christmas variety show was staged at Saffron Walden County High School on Monday night (December 19) with singers, musicians, comics and gymnasts among the acts.

On Tuesday, it was non-uniform day with dressing up by staff and students as well as other fun activities raising cash for good causes before pupils broke up for the holidays.

The beneficiaries will be Open Door, a charity which provides counselling for young people and XL Mentoring, which supports vulnerable teenagers through GCSEs. The show sold to a record audience of 487 and raised more than £2,000.

Teacher Paul Stuart-Turner said: “You cannot learn how to manage an event by reading a book, you have to ‘just do it’.

This is exactly what the A-level leisure studies students did in the last week of term when they organised and ran the annual show.

It sold to a record audience and raised more than £2,000. The programme show-cased a sparkling array of talent from across the whole school with performers from Year 7 to Year 13.”

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