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Rendcomb College pupils bring home impressive medal haul

Rendcomb College Junior and Senior School pupils have successfully been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals across a number of competitions at this year’s Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts.

Junior School Dance Troupe

This weekend a number of Rendcomb college Junior and Senior school pupils competed at the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts, which holds over 300 competitions across three categories: Music; Drama; and Dance.

Year 10 pupil, Alex Hendrick, received an Honours award in the ‘Songs from Shows’ category for his excellent rendition of ‘Leaning on a Lamp-post’ by George Formby in the 1930’s film, Feather Your Nest.

Alex also won a Distinction award in the U16 Boys Solo Vocal category with his rousing performance of ‘O Mistress Mine’ by William Shakespeare.

Fellow Year 10 pupil, Mia Endicott, also achieved a number of awards at the Festival picking up 4 Gold, 3 Silver, and a Bronze medal across 8 solo, duet and trio categories over the weekend.

15-year-old Carmen Lee collected a Bronze medal and 3 more Honours awards for her excellent performances in the music category.

Edwin Ward, also of Year 10, came 1st in the Festival’s Piano Open Recital competition. Edwin was awarded a Silver Rose Bowl in a presentation in the Cheltenham Town Hall.

Rendcomb College Junior School also saw success at the Festival with the Junior School Dance Troupe, who have recently qualified for the National Grand Final of the Great Big British Dance Off, coming 2nd in the ‘Junior School Group’ competition and were awarded a Silver medal.

Reception pupil, Isabella Hayward-Wright, gained a Silver medal at the Festival. Isabella competed in the ‘Solo 4 Years and under’ class performing her piece entitled ‘Little Miss Muffet’.

Isabella as 'Little Miss Muffet'