Just before the interval, the staff graced the stage to show off some of their superb acting skills to perform the French Nativity, starring Miss Monks Mr Bailey as Mary and Joeseph, as well as our very own headteacher Mr Morris as one of the three kings!
It was perhaps not the most polished performance in history, but they seemed to get every into their roles and their French was as good as any, earning them possibly the loudest cheer so far - bravo!
What a great first half - we'll see you after break!
Act 2 of the BBEC Talent Show 2013 was the fabulous Hanya Wadee yr 11, singing "Your Song"- a recent hit by Ellie Goulding. Hanya was the second act so she had a lot of pressure on her to wow the crowd, which she sure went and did, surprising us all with her lovely voice. Well done!
Next up was Stand Up Bingo and many pupils had bought tickets at £1 each prior to this and they all hoped they would win the grand prize, an iPad mini! The final person standing would win as none of their numbers on their bingo card(s) would of been called out. It was very tense in the room. The pupils went down one by one. It was the BBEC headteacher, Mr Morris, to pick the winning ticket out of the Santa hat. The winner of the iPad mini was... Lauren Wilkinson! Second prize was won by BBEC teacher Mrs McKibbin and Third prize was won by Billy Milthorpe.
Congratulations to all winners!!
We were in for a shock now as the members of BBEC's Magic Club with... a Guillotine! And guess who was chosen... Mr Starkie, a maths teacher at BBEC! Amazingly, due to the boys magic skills, Mr Starkie came out with his head still on his shoulders!
Act 17 was Habeeba singing "Youth" by Foxes and Pria on piano. This was not an easy song to sing, but it was absolutely excellent, as was Pria's piano playing. Habeeba was note perfect and the piano playing was perfectly synchronised with the singing. The applause that followed showed how outstanding this performance was.
The audience fell quiet to listen to the soft sweet tones of Habeeba Shaik's voice as she performed "Youth" by Foxes. This was by no means an easy song to sing, but Habeeba was note perfect and perfectly synchronized with the piano accompaniment performed by Pria Dobney, which featured a flourish of arpeggios.
Caitlin and Shelby put everyone in the festive mood singing Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas' and by the end all that the crowd wanted was more! With voices very similar to Carey's, Caitlin and Shelby won over the crowd by doing some very good individual performances as well as being like a backing singer to the other person.
They did really well to reach some of the high notes in the song and get down to them low ones also! The backing dancers also added a bit of festive cheer to this already Christmas-y act. Congratulations Caitlin and Shelby.
The 3rd version of Rockin' around the Christmas tree. was performed by Y11's. Their act was short and there wasn't much rockin but they thoroughly enjoyed being up on stage and they were accompanied by loud cheers and applause from the crowd.
Charlotte and Holly from Year 11 began to a huge reaction, especially from the back of the room but their beautiful version of Gabriella Cilmi's 'Warm This Winter' sent the crowd into complete silence.
Their voices blended together really well and it resulted in a stunning peformance. Some credit must also go to the drummer Oliver for keeping the rhythm really well. What a performance Charlotte, Holly and Oliver!
Will took to the stage with a fantastic novelty act which involved using two flower-sticks to throw around another flower-stick! It may sound simple but it is really hard to master although Will made it look so easy it was unbelievable. Even before he went on the stage, the crowd were buzzing for him.
He came out trying to top last year's performance which would be a tough task but he did make a great first impression with Kung Fu Fighting playing in the background as he walked on in his Ju-Jitsu gear.
And after some stunning 360 turns(the baton, not Will!), juggling them behind his back and some truly fantastic tricks mid-air for the finale, they were electric. Great effort William!
Next up on the show, were some fabulous year 10 volunteers from the crowd, who did a (less than) spectacular dance holding hands around the Christmas tree. Soon, the whole crowd were clapping and cheering. The 7 pupils as they swayed around the tree in the 'new, old fashioned way!'
Unsurprisingly, at the end of the song they quickly left the stage. We would like to thank them for being such great sports (and stealing the show!)
First up was the Y7 band, Dotcom which included Joe 7C on guitar, Harvey 7C on keyboard, David 7R on guitar and Alfie 7B on drums. They performed "I'm all over it" by Jamie Cullen and it must be very hard to go on first but they did a fantastic job! They got an extremely loud applause at the end. Well Done Dotcom! Zakk