Issued: March 30, 2016
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The Boswells School comes fifth in national Jack Petchey Glee Club
Twenty-eight students from The Boswells School took fifth place when they competed against 11 other groups in the national final of the 2016 Jack Petchey Glee Club Challenge.
The group gained a place in the Grand Final at the IndigO2 in London after winning the Essex Regional Final.
The students, from Years 10 to 13, rehearsed after school, in the evenings and at weekends to prepare themselves for the competition.
Head of Performing Arts Paul Butler said: "This was our fifth year in the competition and our fourth grand final so we were excited and also very prepared.
"The students worked really hard and came together as a very close group â€“ which has been excellent to see.
"There was a team of four staff involved to help coach the group and the experience of performing at such a prestigious venue such as the O2 was excellent for the students."
The team was supported by more than 170 supporters from the school, made up of family, friends and staff as well as Chelmsford Mayor Councillor Paul Hutchinson who cheered the group on.