Grab the Event – The Grand

10 October, 2009

RIBBLE Valley audiences experienced more Wow Factor than X Factor as three nights of inter-school talent competition concluded in an electric finals night at The Grand on Friday.

The brainchild of The Grand’s School Forum – involving students from Clitheroe Royal Grammar School, Ribblesdale Technology College, St Augustines RC High School and Bowland High – “GRAB the Event” took the format of an X-Factor style charity talent competition, featuring contestants from all four of the area’s secondary schools.

Eight acts progressed from two nights of semi-finals on Wednesday and Thursday to perform in front of a capacity crowd at the Clitheroe venue on Friday night.

The winner of the competition was 13-year-old Holly Shutes, of St Augustine’s RC High School. She won a first prize of £500 and a prestigious optical crystal “GRAB the Event” trophy.

Second place was Najeeb Shakoor, of Ribblesdale Technology College, who picked up a prize of £200 for a highly original street dance routine. Hannah Machin, of Bowland High collected £100 for third place and Lydia Cooke (St Augustines RC High) won £50 for finishing in fourth place.

The four runners-up all walked away with a £25 itunes gift voucher.

The top 4:

  • 1st place – Holly Shutes (St Augustines RC High school)
  • 2nd place – Najeeb Shakoor (Ribblesdale Technology College)
  • 3rd Place – Hannah Machin (Bowland High School)
  • 4th Place – Lydia Cooke (St Augustines RC High School)

Runners up: (in no particular order)

  • Claudia Maybury (Bowland High School)
  • Olivia Halliwell (Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
  • Just Kick Right Back (Clitheroe Royal Grammar School)
  • Irsah Shah (Ribblesdale Technology College)

Contacting the Grand

Johanna Ferguson

Head of Youth, Schools and Community Programmes

The Grand at Clitheroe