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By Royal Appointment

Talented students will be taking centre stage to perform before the Queen when she visits Corby this week.

Charlotte Chenery, Claudia Capper, (Year 7), Courtney Hope (Year 8), Sereti Ogwang, Eloise Robertson, Jodie Young, Callum Connachie,  (Year 9), Kyle Murrie, Daniella Ewan (Year 10), Myles Peters and Andile Chiwuta (Year 12) will do something that most professional performers dream of when they take part in the celebrations for the Queen and Prince Phillips visit to Corby on June 13th.

As part of the celebrations to mark the Queen’s Jubilee year, the cultural leaders of the town have put together an arts based showcase of the town’s talent – with much of the performances by the town’s young people.

There will be a 10 minute music, dance and drama performance at the Corby Cube and then an impressive aquatic display at the Olympic Swimming Pool in George Street.

Sereti, Eloise, Jodie, Kyle and Andile will perform as part of a 26-strong youth choir after being successful at auditions last month.

Eloise said: “It makes me really happy to think I will be performing before the Queen. She has reigned for 60 years and to be part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations is just brilliant.”

Kyle said: “It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Music teacher Felicity Cornish said: “We are very proud to have students involved in the performance. It is a brilliant opportunity for them and is testament to how hard they have worked at their singing and playing skills.”

Claudia will be part of the dance troupe, Callum, Daniella and Myles will be part of the music performance and Charlotte will be part of the aquatic event.

Staff member Debbie Reilly will also be involved as part of her role as a Brownie Leader.

The last time the Queen visited Corby was 25 years ago, so to perform before Her Majesty in their home town will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for our students.

Creative director of Corby Cube Chris Sudworth said: “It’s a great boost for Corby that Her Majesty is visiting the town as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. We’ve got a wealth of artistic talent in the area, so I’m delighted that people from a wide range of Corby’s communities will have the chance to be involved in putting together a really memorable performance that will celebrate the energy and unique identity of the town.”