Twelve students from Stagecoach Borehamwood and Stagecoach Stanmore have been specially selected for a unique performance of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’ as part of the BBC Children in Need choir of 2020.
Typically for Children in Need the BBC brings in choirs from several local primary schools but due to social distancing requirements, they requested that the local Stagecoach school opened up auditions for students who can rehearse and perform in a ‘bubble’ system to ensure safety.
The performance will be aired on national television on 13 November and will mark the 10th year of the Children in Need choir. All money raised throughout the evening will help to fund various life-changing projects and charities that support vulnerable young people. In light of the worldwide pandemic, it is an especially important year for the show, with children and young people across the UK requiring more help than ever.
With rehearsals now underway, Stagecoach Borehamwood’s principal, Beverly Hyman, commented: ‘Our students are delighted to have been selected by the BBC to take part in Children in Need, especially as it celebrates its 40th anniversary! It is the perfect opportunity for our students to showcase their amazing talent and inspire other young, budding performers and support the fundraising. I hope that by performing at such a prominent event like Children in Need, our students can gain the confidence and creative courage that we consistently seek to instil in all our students here at Stagecoach.’
Founded in 1988, Stagecoach is the largest network of extra-curricular performing arts schools for students aged between 4 and 18, with notable alumni including Emma Watson (Harry Potter, Beauty and the Beast), Jamie Bell (Billy Elliott, Fantastic Four) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark, Jack the Giant Slayer). Stagecoach supports millions of students across the UK, providing lessons in singing, dancing and acting.
To learn more about Stagecoach Performing Arts please visit the website or contact your local principal.