King's School pupils raise £2,000 at annual showcase

PUBLISHED: 16:41 03 April 2017

Pupils rehearse for the showcase at The King's School.

Pupils rehearse for the showcase at The King's School.

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Light-hearted humour, music and dance were on the bill at The King's School as sixth form students revived its annual showcase.

Sixth formers Millie Morris and Jack Roberts helped to organise the showcase.Sixth formers Millie Morris and Jack Roberts helped to organise the showcase.

The variety show has been a proud tradition for almost three decades and has returned after a year’s break.

Some 30 students took to the stage last Friday, with many helping behind the scenes to bring the event together.

On the night, pupils raised £2,000 to split between a project to refurbish the school’s sixth form centre and Honiton-based Devon Link Up, a charity that supports people with learning disabilities.

Head boy Jack Roberts said it was his ‘mission’ to revive the showcase and organised it with fellow student Millie Morris.

Pupils rehearse for the showcase at King's School.Pupils rehearse for the showcase at King's School.

Jack, 18, said: “There’s a huge sense of accomplishment to bring it together as there wasn’t one last year.”

Millie added: “It’s been good and quite tricky to organise. It’s good to take your mind off exams. It’s a good kind of stress, because it’s going to happen and it’s very exciting.”

Audience members were treated to classic comedy sketches, a kazoo choir and music.

The show also featured appearances from members of staff, including headteacher Rob Gammon.

Richard Gerry, head of sixth form, said: “This is always a show that comes together at the last minute. It’s one of the best things of The King’s School, the relationship between staff and students. The staff are happy to come along to be slightly humiliated and it’s one of those events that shows the spirit of the school.

“It’s a quality evening to conclude the end of a very busy term.”

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