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We are the WellChild Choir Competition Winners!

We are thrilled to announce that Riverside are this year's WellChild Over the Rainbow choir competition winners! A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our families and friends for voting for our winning entry.

Riverside pupils have not only been awarded the title WellChild School Choir of the Year, but have won the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at the prestigious WellChild Awards in London. Last year’s ceremony was attended by WellChild Patron HRH The Duke of Sussex and a host of celebrity guests including rapper Stormzy, magician Dynamo, Gaby Roslin, Diversity’s Ashley Banjo and Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne.

The competition saw schools from across the UK go head to head in an online public vote with each school posting a video of their rendition of the classic song Defying Gravity from the musical Wicked.

According to the WellChild charity, "Riverside’s performance stood out in the live public vote in June and they were among the finalists for the final judging by a panel of musical experts and celebrities including professional classical singer David Webb and TV talent show judge Rachel Mason from Sky One’s Sing: Ultimate A Cappella".

We are immensely proud of our wonderful choir and so very excited to attend the awards ceremony in September. Congratulations to you all.

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