IMOGEN Harper hit the right note at the Battle of the Bands at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School.

The school said there was a very high standard of musicianship on show at this year’s competition, which it described as a ‘true celebration of live music’.

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Imogen Harper

A spokesman said: “Special mention has to go to the high level of participation from year 7 students, and to the year 11 boys’ rendition of YMCA, complete with costume.”

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The YMCA performers

First place went to Imogen Harper from year 13, with Emelia Cann and Sam Keys from year 10 in second and year 7 student Maddie Lusby in third spot. The judges offered excellent feedback to the acts.

The school saw a major increase in its entries this year in the Junior Maths Challenge by entering both top sets in year 7 and 8.

Dawid Nawrocki, Ethan Swain, Sam Croxton, Ed Thirwell and Noah Maisonneuve-Gandy qualified for the Junior Kangaroo competition, and came in the top three per cent nationally of the 270,000 who took part.

In total the school achieved 13 golds, 19 silvers and 39 bronzes.

The school offer further congratulations to Ethan Swain and Dawid Nawrocki, who came in the top 25 per cent of the Kangaroo competition, and received merit certificates.

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The student leadership team

The school has recruited its new 20-strong sixth form student leadership team for 2019/20.

Oliver Glendining was chosen as the head boy, supported by deputy head boy Caolan Wiggins.

Ellie Davies is the head girl, and her deputy is Isobel Henderson.

The charity leaders are Freya Warrington and Rebecca Scowcroft, and the community leader is Laura Henderson.