SINGING students at Lewes Old Grammar School swept the board at the Eastbourne Festival of Music and Arts, gaining first place in five categories.
Grace Allen, 13, came top in the ‘Unaccompanied Song’ and 12-14 years’ own choice solos.
Harry Giles, 16, came first in the ‘Musical Theatre’ (15-17 years section) and also in the duet section with Alex Sharkey, 16.
The boys brought a tear to the adjudicator’s eye with their version of ‘Me and My Shadow’ and were awarded 90 marks, the highest score in any singing category at this year’s Festival. Millie Mason and Grace Allen came second in the same category.
LOGS students were especially successful in the Musical Theatre section for 12-14-year-olds, where Millie Mason came first, Grace Allen second and Lauren Ayling third. Lauren also came third in the 12-14 years own choice class. Other students who were not placed, but awarded distinctions, included Maia Orme, Natalie Smith and Zach Silver.
Harry Giles also won a trophy for overall best performance in all Musical Theatre categories and Grace Allen was awarded a trophy for best overall performance in all 12-14 categories.