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
Head of Youth, Schools and Community Programmes
The Grand at Clitheroe