Fulwood primary school scoops second place in national Christmas play competition

Posted on - 26th December, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Fulwood, People, Preston News
Bethlehem's Got Talent
Bethlehem’s Got Talent Judging Panel

Queen’s Drive Primary School have been selected as the runner-up of Virgin Media’s Christmas Stars competition, which saw schools from around the country submit their ideas to see if they could be stars.


The Fulwood primary school entered a festival tale, ‘Bethlehem’s Got Talent: The Finals… The Search for the Star.’ They impressed the judging panel and gained second place which saw them win £1,000 and 15 ukuleles. These were from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit West End show, School of the Rock the Musical – the musical partnered with Virgin Media on the competition.

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The play tells the story of the finalists in the competition who are familiar to those from the nativity. They include the Angels, the Stars, the Donkeys, the Sheep, the Shepherds and the Kings. All that stands between the acts and their stardom is the judging panel which includes, Simon Owll, Alsheepa Dixon, Amanda Holdhen and Neighvid Walliams.

Queen’s Drive teacher, Kat Wood, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be the runner up in Virgin Media’s Christmas Stars Competition!

“At Queen’s Drive Primary School we strive to create an original Christmas production that children of all beliefs and religions can enjoy and take part in. we are so grateful that our production of Bethlethem’s Got Talent was recognised as being one of the best in the UK!”

The school was one of only 24 UK primary schools in the running to have their festive production filmed and shared with four million Virgin TV customers this Christmas.  

Chief Digital Entertainment Officer at Virgin Media, David Bouchier, said: “Well done to Queen’s Drive for being a runner up in Virgin Media’s Christmas Stars Competition 2019.

“Everyone at the school should be proud of their fantastic festive entry and we’re delighted they’ve won a prize. We wish all pupils and staff a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year!”

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A big well done to Queen’s Drive Primary School. Let us know the Christmas shows you have watched this year in the comments below.

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