X Factor comes to Wapping High as students celebrate victory in TalkTalk TV’s Spotlight Competition 2014

Students at Wapping High welcomed former  X Factor contestants, Only the Young and Rylan Clark  to the School on Wednesday 17 December to film the School’s winning entry  in the Talk Talk TV’s Spotlight Competition 2014.

Led by Miss Alexandra Piechoczek, Students from Year 7 and 8 were delighted to receive the news of their achievement in being crowned winners of the competition.   Now in its second year the competition encourages young people to embrace their creative talents by performing, producing and submitting an act of their choice using TalkTalk’s Mix Off app.  The team’s free style street dance was developed during the School’s lunch breaks and enrichment hour and choreographed by students.

With the help of fellow students across the School, the 'Street Kids' team had their performance transformed into a professionally produced music video performing alongside talent from The X Factor.  A team of professional hair stylists and make-up artists were on hand to perfect the performers’ look before they hit the stage. 

The film was broadcast on Talk Talk TV on Monday 22 December.

View the press release announcing the winners.

View the 'Street Kids'  Music Video featuring Rylan Clark.

View behind the scenes footage.  

Commenting on the event, Karin Rowsell, Headteacher said:

“The prize, awarded today, provides a fantastic opportunity for the students to work with professionals to put their artistic talents to the test.     As a School our aim is to broaden the horizons and raise the aspirations for our students to help them develop inquisitive minds through our personalised and enriched curriculum.   I am very proud that Wapping High School has had this opportunity to showcase our truly unique 21st century learning environment.  My thanks go to Miss Piechoczek, and the team from TalkTalk TV for providing this amazing opportunity for our students.”