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House Music Competition, The Greatest Show


Staff and fellow pupils were treated to an afternoon of entertainment as House Captains led their Teams to the stage to battle it out in the annual House Music Competition.  

Featuring an array of colourful costumes and talented performers, the event always generates a real buzz of excitement from both participants and the audience and this years was no exception.

Each of the four houses took part in three categories, an ensemble, a whole house performance and a solo, watched on by three judges. Taking on the judges’ roles were Miss Linfoot, Miss Derbyshire and Mrs Perks who had the challenging task of determining which House would be crowned victorious. The competition was judged on various criteria, including musical creativity, choreography, costumes and overall performance.

This year’s competition was just that touch more poignant as it marked the first House competition since Covid restrictions put an end to such activities. The return to the stage was met with enthusiasm as each House put on an animated display for their group performances and ensured all eyes were on them as they wore an array of colourful and dazzling costumes.  

Team Cadbury had the honour of opening the show as each team followed.

Performance programme: 


Cadbury – “Our Last Summer” – ABBA (From Mamma Mia) 

Fry’s – “You Don’t Know Your Beautiful” – One Direction 

Terry’s – “Breaking Free” – High School Musical  

Rowntree – “Bop to the Top” – High School Musical  


 Solo Performance 

Cadbury – “Slipping through my fingers” – ABBA (Lilia) 

Fry’s – “Hallelujah” – Jeff Buckley (Isla) 

Terry’s – “I Dreamed a Dream” – Les Miserable (Jo) 

Rowntree – “A Whole New World” – Aladdin (Jasmine, performed on the Pipa) 


 Whole House  

Cadbury – “Dancing Queen” – ABBA 

Fry’s – “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” – Encanto 

Terry’s – “Price Tag/Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – Pitch Perfect 

Rowntree – “You Can’t Stop the Beat” – Hairspray 

Once all acts had performed, it was down to the judges to announce their verdict. Echoing the sentiments of artist Cindi Lauper who declared, ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, Mrs Perks said that the judges had considered each acts creativity, costume and their relation to the song choice, and evidence of enjoyment and energy before deciding their winner.  

“The effort is phenomenal and the fun that this show has been is amazing, we have seen energy, enthusiasm, and obvious rehearsal. Musical exams and performances take a lot of courage so very much well done to everyone” – Mrs Perks, Deputy Principal said.

Also judging, Miss Linfoot added, “I was so impressed by all the girls, from the confidence of the solo performers and the musical abilities on show, to the creative choreography. The enthusiasm of every performer was captivating, the girls were all clearly having fun and the camaraderie on display was fantastic. All of the performances were so entertaining and scored highly – it is easy to see why there was only 8 points in it!”

Show host, Mrs Greenwoood read out the results, declaring just how close the scores were between each House. With only 8 marks between 4th and 1st place, and a bonus point thrown in for good housekeeping, Terry’s just pipped the others to the top spot. The winners were treated to a fitting reward of chocolate as they celebrated their win together and posed for Team photos.


4th place – Cadbury 

Joint 2nd – Fry’s and Rowntree 

1st – Terry’s 

Mrs Greenwood  – House Co-ordinator concluded as she closed the afternoons proceedings. “Thank you to Sophie and Mollie in the sound booth and thank you to our judges. Most importantly thank you to all those who took part and put it all the effort”  


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