On Friday the 25th of March Merchant Taylors’ hosted the Phab Revue for the older pupils at the school. Students from MTS and sister school St Helen’s watched their peers perform acts ranging from modern British grime to Nirvana. Year 10 & 11 shared a slot with the sixth form performance happening soon after. Midun Odunaiya, Year 12, performed for his own cohort as well as bringing the house down at the end of the younger years’ concert. He commented that the environment for both timings was “ electric” and it was “great….seeing people from different schools…. And year groups” all together.
In the run up to his performance he was “a bit nervous” but soon was in his element. His favourite part was hearing his peers “chant his name” after the performance. The revue is normally held earlier in the academic year but was postponed due to restrictions. Teachers from both schools chaperoned the event but the students were allowed the freedom to mingle unencumbered by staff. In the previous weeks the Phab sixth form teams at both Merchant Taylors’ and St Helen’s sold tickets for the event. The money went to the charity celebrating its 65th anniversary. The Killers’ Mr Brightside ( the longest running ever chart hit single) and numerous works by rapper Santan Dave seemed to be the favourite performances of the night.