The Holy Cross School hosted the greatest student music festival of all time on Wednesday - from singers to instrument players to some incredible winners. Overall, the event provided some much needed respite to the entire school.


Post-pandemic school life has unsurprisingly felt very different. It seems like an age since large crowds and gatherings were the norm but now that restrictions are easing, this normality is slowly being reached. This music festival implemented interactive, engaging fun back into the school environment, being the first large event the school has seen following Covid-19.


The forms of every year group entered a solo and group performance to compete for victory. Alongside the pride that accompanied the winners of each category, a recording session in the music studio was awarded so that their performances could be shared on social media.


Gabriella Taborelli, the winner of Year 11’s solo competition, shared: “I really enjoyed having the chance to perform alongside other students. It was a great experience and a much needed break from the stress of exams.” Whilst the winners of the group competition performed Make You Feel My Love by Adele with beautiful piano playing and euphonious vocals.


The panel of judges consisted of the music and drama teachers as well as a sixth form student. However, supporting in the crowd was Mrs Ellis, the form tutor of Peace house who performed a mashup of party songs. She expressed: “There were a range of acts that displayed musical aptitude, beautiful singing voices and entertaining ensembles.”


Fortunately, the event gave the perfect oppurtunity for students to showcase their talents and all pupils to relax. It was exactly what was required to lift the school spirit in time for the end of a long Spring Term.