Enthusiasm and energy – and all in a good cause

QE played its part in the BBC Children in Need appeal, with 30 boys singing live in a televised joint choir at Elstree Studios – the base for this year’s national telethon. 

The pupils from Years 7, 8 and 9 were invited to join with other children from across the country in a massed performance of Bill Withers’ 1972 inspirational classic, Lean on Me.

""In the studio, the QE boys sang in a joint choir alongside children from Mill Hill County High School, The Orion Primary in Edgware and Goldbeaters Primary, also in Edgware.

Director of Music Cheryl Horne said: “Whilst waiting for their afternoon studio rehearsal, our students were doing a bit of ‘celeb spotting’, most notably with cast members from EastEnders.

""“After a short break and final rehearsal, it was time for 'lights, camera, action'!  Everyone performed with such enthusiasm and energy, making this a fantastic memory for our students which will last for many years.”

The amount raised currently stands at nearly £47m and is expected to rise further once all donations have been counted.