Stars in their eyes at Monks’ Dyke

Students from Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College thrilled a packed hall over two nights at the Louth site with renditions of their favourite pop artists.

Danielle Wrightson in the guise of Katy Perry was the first to perform on stage with a fantastic version of Hot ‘n’ Cold. Damai Rumens followed, singing Jessie J’s hit Price Tag.

Assured performances from Heidi Wilson Y13 as Charlene Soraia, Meg Johnson as Andrea Corr and Riley Holmes, Courtney Simpson, Amy Bailey and Oliwia Marchiniak looking uncannily like Little Mix.

The younger students from years 7 and 8 gave enthusiastic performances of their chosen artists. The audience was enthralled by performances from Jordan Evans as Ed Sheeran, Kalisha Beck as Avril Lavigne, Chermain Atkins as Adele singing the theme tune to the latest James Bond film Sky Fall, and Elesha Howarth being Carly Rae Jepsen.

The overall winner on both nights was a duet of You Got the Lovby Ellie Stocks as Florence and the Machine and Dizzee Rascal, ably performed by David Young. The artists were supported by dancing troupes, choreographed by the BTEC dance students and a band.

A guest performance by one of last year’s winners Kelsey Cox made the evening even more memorable.

Refreshments on the night were provided by the students going on the World Challenge expedition resulting in a massive £250 being raised to boast their funding.

A raffle was also run on both nights in aid of MDTC Young Carers with magnificent prizes to be won. All the prizes were kindly donated by local businesses and after two successful nights the total of £190 was raised. Many thanks must go to the local companies who were so generous: McLeods; Boyes; Perkins Pantry; Conocco Philips (UK) Ltd; Niche Marketing; Sweet Memories; Meridan Leisure Centre; Sainsbury; Grimsby Town FC; Pleasure Island; Parkinson Fish and Chips; Mr Chips and Kenwick Health & Leisure. The Young Carers Group was also delighted to receive a donation of £250 from Maw Energy. Thanks must also go to Ben Young from Cobbles Bar who provided essential technical support.