A Birmingham school has found its X-factor following an annual talent show to raise money for charity.
Pupils at Fairfax, which is run by Fairfax Multi- Academy Trust, took part in a week-long competition in aid of Comic Relief. Two acts from each house in the school were invited to take part in the final, which was judged by Kath Philpott, daughter-in-law of Gordon Philpott, founder of the school.
The winner of the competition, called ‘Fairfax Has Got Talent 2017’, was a group act from Kenilworth House who wowed audiences with their singing and guitar playing. Deborah Bunn, Head of Academy at Fairfax, said: “Fairfax Has Got Talent has been successfully running for eight years now and is a highlight of our calendar.
“We had 36 acts apply for this year’s event, which contributed towards an astounding £1,500 total amount raised. It’s great to see so much creativity and enthusiasm from pupils for such a worthwhile cause. As with every year, we have a wide range of talent from dancers, singers, musicians and even acrobats.
“It was fantastic to see all the contestants being so highly supportive of each other and I would like to personally congratulate Kenilworth House and its winning team.”
Andy Bird, CEO of Fairfax Multi- Academy Trust said: “It’s great to see the amazing talent from pupils at Fairfax being utilised in such a positive manner. Pupils have generously taken time out to give to this worthy cause, and we want to encourage all pupils to engage in extra- curricular activities of this kind. I also want to thank Kath Philpott for sparing time to help judge the competition – I know it can’t have been easy!
“The winning act from Kenilworth House gave a wonderful performance and I can’t wait to see the variety of talent next year.”