Rossall students raise the roof at the Grand Theatre

Students from Rossall School had friends, teachers and parents tapping  their feet when they took to the stage of Blackpool’s Grand Theatre for their House Singing competition.

The annual event, which has become one of the highlights of the school year, sees teams of students from each of the Rossall’s eight houses compete to be named the school’s best performers.

Under the watchful eye of judges: vocal coach, Miss Gillian Littlefair and piano teacher, Mr Alistair Mackenzie ,  the students sang their way through a variety of popular songs, complete with dance routines and a few theatrical flourishes!

The boys from Maltese Cross House emerged triumphant with their rendition of Flo Rida’s ‘My House’ which included a very special rap solo from Year 12 pupil, David Goma. Second place went to the girls in Rose House with ‘Blame it on the Boogie’ by The Jacksons and third place went to the boys in Spread Eagle House for their entertaining version of Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Hero’. Other performances from the girls included: Dolphin singing ‘Be Okay’ by house singingOh Honey and Wren showcasing Britney Spears’ ‘Baby One More Time’. The boys in Pelican House performed ‘Start of Something New’ from High School Musical, Mitre Fleur De Lys took on ‘History’ by One Direction and the boys and girls from Dragon House performed ‘Cold Water’ by Major Lazer. In addition, the Juniors took to the stage with a very beautiful and touching rendition of ‘From a Distance’ by Bette Midler.

Elaine Purves, Head of Rossall School said: “The house singing competition is hugely popular amongst the students and is definitely one of those ‘you have to be there’ events.

“The atmosphere is always so good, with students across all year groups working together and supporting each other. It is a lot of fun and the Grand Theatre is such a perfect venue”.

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