SCHOOLCHILDREN showed off their skills at a talent show that raised money for a good cause.
The Harrow High School event made £413 for The Willow Foundation, which provides special days out for seriously ill people aged 16 to 40.
Seven acts took to the stage in the school hall in Gayton Road, Harrow, on Thursday, April 19, to impress classmates and a judging panel comprising four teachers.
Singing and drumming duo Susi Rashid and Loai Zidan, both 15, won the contest.
Isian Sharma, 11, sang her way to second place and third place went to actors Waris Azizi, 16, and Amiri Rahmoune, 15.
Headteacher Paul Gamble said: “The kids had so much fun putting on this year’s performance. They all did a great job, but a special congratulations has to go to Maywand Bakhtani for his role as events manager.
“Maywand should be proud of himself. He took to each and every task with enthusiasm.”
Sixth former Maywand, said: “In the past, the talent show has been a part of the business coursework, but now it has become a sixth form tradition.
“The talent show plays a huge role at our school. It offers entertainment and an opportunity for fundraising and showing off the talent at Harrow High.
“It felt good to organise the talent show knowing that we were raising money for The Willow Foundation.”
The evening was rounded off by performances from last year’s winner, drummer Mandeep Randhawa – who returned to his former school for the showcase – as well as South Harrow-based rapper Akash Kapoor and rapping collective Team 343.