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Brannel students meet Westlife’s Kian Egan - Oh, and Neil and Tina!

8th April 2014

A group of year 11 students from Brannel School had an amazing end to their term last Friday (4th April) when they met Neil & Tina. Oh, and there was also some bloke called "Kian Egan" there too...

After winning a competition run by Cornwall College for the class group to meet a ‘special guest,’ the students were amazed to receive an exclusive acoustic performance of the Irish singer’s new single ‘Home,’ as well as a group picture and signed certificate from the heartthrob himself.

Brannel School - Eden Project with Kian Egan

Emily Libby, 15, added: “I was so excited to come to the performance as I really like Kian and couldn’t wait to meet him.”

The school won the Cornwall College competition after whistling to the song Some Nights by Fun - with pitch pipes, in their year 11 assembly that was then recorded and put onto Facebook alongside other schools’ performances and the one with the most likes won and got to go to the Eden Project.    

Andy Edmonds, Headteacher at Brannel School, said: “I really enjoyed the evening and know that the children certainly had a good time. It was a great way to end the term for a year group that has worked so hard.”

Charlotte Gifford, 15, said: “It was such a fab way to end my term at school. I was so excited and shaking when I met him. We all decided to vote for our school to win because we wanted to end the term on a high.”

Thirteen different schools entered the competition from across the county and Brannel received 128 likes for their winning performance. A close second was Richard Lander School with 93 votes and Poltair School with 81.

Tessa Claridge, Head of Cornwall College St Austell, added: “I’m pleased that Brannel students had such a great experience at the private gig last week. We wanted to try something different this year with our year 11 assemblies to engage our audience and we are pleased that it was received so well.”

Brannel School - Eden Project with Kian Egan

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