Youngsters showed the Ribble Valley’s got talent, raising £1,500 for the Solomon Project, a charity run by The Grand to help feed hungry children in Africa.
Held in front of a sell-out crowd at the York Street venue, children from 10 Ribble Valley primary schools performed in the Raise talent contest, displaying a mix of singing, dancing and acting skills. Ten-year-old Isabella Roscoe, from St Mary’s RC Primary School, Langho, carried off the top prize with her version of rock band Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” and runners-up were singer Lydia Cooke (seven), from St James’ Primary School, Clitheroe, and “The Blues Brothers” Tomas Lloyd and Conlan England-McCreadie, of St Leonard’s CE Primary School, Langho.
Louise England, The Grand’s primary schools co-ordinator, said: “All the children were winners – they were a credit to their schools. To raise £1,500 for the Solomon Project was an unbelievable effort and they should all be very proud of themselves.”
Children who took part spent eight weeks working with The Grand, learning about the Solomon Project, so they could educate other children at their schools about the work the aid project carries out in Kenya.
The Solomon Project helps some of Kenya’s poorest children by providing a meal for them at school each day.