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Fairfax students reveal their talent to raise money for Comic Relief

Fairfax has found its X-factor following an annual talent show to raise money for charity.

Students at Fairfax, 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 students 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 commented: “It’s great to see the amazing talent from students at Fairfax being utilised in such a positive manner.

“Students have generously taken time out to give to this worthy cause, and we want to encourage all students 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.”