Testbourne Oxjam winners on stage

The winning performers at Testbourne Oxjam

Last month, pupils at Testbourne Community School came together to showcase their musical talent in support of Oxfam.

The open mic event was part of Oxfam’s month-long national music festival, Oxjam, which saw hundreds of volunteers organise gigs in their local area throughout October.

There was a brilliant turn out, with family and friends filling up the school’s Theatre Hall to watch a dozen different acts take to the stage. The performers were competing to win a recording session kindly donated by Andover’s Anton Road Studios.

The overall winners were decided by an audience vote, with first place awarded to Sam Russell & Molly Minnall, second place to Livi Anning and third place to Isaac Barratt.

Many pupils volunteered to help sell tickets, cakes and refreshments, while Testbourne Music BTEC students took charge of sound, lighting and stage management, overseen by Head of Music, Ryan Lester.

In total, the event raised a fantastic £350 for Oxfam, at a time when donations are urgently needed to help save lives in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

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