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Holy Cross’ Got Talent by Riona Stockley – Holy Cross School

Holy Cross School hosted the biggest student music festival ever on Wednesday – from singers to instrumentalists to incredible winners. Overall, the event provided much needed respite for the whole school.

Unsurprisingly, school life after the pandemic felt very different. It seems like an age since large crowds and gatherings were the norm, but now that restrictions are easing, that normality is slowly being achieved. This music festival has introduced interactive and engaging fun into the school environment, being the first major event the school has seen post Covid-19.

Forms from each group of the year took part in a solo and group performance to compete for the win. Along with the pride that accompanied the winners in each category, a music studio recording session was rewarded so that their performances could be shared on social media.

Grade 11 solo competition winner Gabriella Taborelli shared: “I really enjoyed having the chance to play alongside other students. It was a great experience and a well-deserved break from the stress of exams. While the group competition winners performed Adele’s Make You Feel My Love with beautiful piano playing and euphonious vocals.

The jury was made up of music and theater teachers as well as a sixth-grade student. However, in the crowd, Ms. Ellis, the former Peace House tutor, performed a mashup of party songs. She expressed: “There was a range of acts that displayed musical aptitude, beautiful singing voices and entertaining ensembles.”

Fortunately, the event provided the perfect opportunity for students to show off their talents and for all students to relax. It was exactly what was needed to lift the school spirit in time for the end of a long spring term.