Our students’ stage talents helped raise nearly £1,000 for a children’s cancer charity.

The first Wellington entertainment event saw Gad’s Juniors and Seniors, from all Houses, perform a wide range of acts to proud parents, fellow students and friends of the school.

The brainchild of teachers, and Heads of Wellington, Mrs Sandhu and Miss Rana, the Wellington Showcase was a celebration of students and teachers coming together to put on a show featuring musical, theatrical, dance, comedy and sporting acts.

From our youngest Juniors’ gymnastic performance and our Karate experts impressive routine, to our GCSE drama students’ sketches and Bhangra dancing, complete with dhol drum, and everything else in-between, there was certainly a buzz of excitement and pride in the school theatre for the one-night-only sell-our show!

Most importantly, takings from ticket sales and refreshments raised £957.20 for Wellington House’s charity Teenage Cancer Trust, which provides specialist support and care young people aged between 13 and 24 who are diagnosed with cancer in the UK.

Mrs Sandhu said: “The children’s talent and dedication was clear to see on the night but what was most impressive was that so many students, and teachers, took part. Many were performers but we also had volunteers helping back stage, selling refreshments and helping us to look after the younger children.

We pride ourselves on being a happy and vibrant school and to see our children doing what they love to do is heart-warming.

One child was wary to perform so his teacher joined him on stage to boost his confidence – that just shows how we really are a family at Gad’s and I’m so proud of how the school continues to support such worthy causes with such enthusiasm and commitment – here’s to next year’s showcase!”

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