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Aspiring singer wins Surrey’s biggest ever school talent contest

Annie-Rose Chapman, overall winner of the Surrey Schools Have Talent final at G Live in Guildford on 23 June. Click here to download.

A 14-year-old singer from Jubilee High School in Addlestone has been crowned overall winner of the Surrey Schools Have Talent competition.

Annie-Rose Chapman will get professional coaching before going on to perform at Stoke Park on 20 July as part of celebrations to welcome the Olympic torch relay to Guildford.

Following a public vote via YouTube, a total of 14 Olympic inspired acts progressed to the final which took place at G Live in Guildford on Saturday 23 June.

The talent quest was part of the P&G Surrey School Games, organised by Surrey County Council to get more young people involved in sport and cultural activities in the lead up to London 2012.

Guest judges included Lewis Mason from Eagle Radio, Lucy Bennett, a dancer and choreographer from StopGAP Dance Company and Cosimo Keita, a music teacher who has performed with the likes of Lionel Ritchie and Peter Andre.

St Dunstan’s School Choir won the primary school category with their original song Be the Best.

St Dunstan’s School Choir, winners of the primary school category of 2012 Surrey Schools Have Talent contest. Click here to download.

Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games, said: “The judges had a tough job selecting a winner as the acts were all fantastic and each started by saying how inspired they were by the 2012 Games. Annie-Rose was exceptional in her rendition of a song from the musical Hairspray. It really showcased the outstanding talent we have here in Surrey.”

Click here to watch the video entries.

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Journalists requiring more information can contact Surrey County Council media officer Nicole Herlihy on 020 8541 8039 or email nicole.herlihy@surreycc.gov.uk

Notes to Editors

 Full results:

Primary school category:

Gold – St. Dunstan’s School Choir, St Dunstan’s Primary School, Woking

Silver – Determination – St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Chertsey

Bronze – Shine! The Vale Primary School, Epsom

Secondary school category:

Gold – Annie Rose Chapman – Jubilee High School, Addlestone

Silver – Jumpin’ Jack – Glyn School, Epsom

Bronze – Vocal Blaze – The Beacon school, Banstead

Overall winner: Annie-Rose Chapman – Jubilee High School singing I know where I’ve been from the musical Hairspray.

Other acts included:

  • Bridge 15 – Heathside School, Weybridge
  • Georgia Stenning – Northmead Junior School, Guildford
  • Jodie Chennell – Christ’s College, Guildford
  • Rising Ribbons – Weyfield Primary School, Guildford
  • Allstars – Salesian School, Chertsey
  • Olympic Magic with Dev – Glyn School, Epsom
  • Geisha Dreams – Blenheim High School, Epsom
  • Laura Burdon – Rosebery School, Epsom
Shine! The Vale Primary School, Epsom . Click here to download.

Visit www.gosurrey.info for more information about Surrey’s involvement in the 2012 Games.

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