Viewforth pupil on stage for Children In need fundraiser

Rebecca Dean, who sang a solo at Children in Need. Pic: FPA
Rebecca Dean, who sang a solo at Children in Need. Pic: FPA

A Viewforth High School pupil was given the chance to show off her vocal talents at this year’s Children in Need fundraising event last Friday.

Talented Rebecca Dean was hand picked to take centre stage and sing a solo spot during Friday’s show after wowing the judges with her singing.

Organisers of the annual charity fundraiser announced that they were looking for primary and secondary school pupils in Fife and across the country to take part in the choir earlier this year.

After finding the best that the Kingdom had to offer, those picked were given the opportunity to sing live on the show on Friday in front of millions of viewers watching across the UK.

Rebecca, along with eight other pupils, was chosen to take part, lending their vocals to the Mama Cass hit ‘Make Your Own Kind Of Music’ and ‘I’ll Stand By You’ by The Pretenders, a song previously covered by Girls Aloud for Children in Need.

Rebecca admitted that she was quite nervous about singing on her own in front of a large audience.

She said: “It was a little bit daunting to get up and sing in front of all those people.

“But it was also a lot of fun taking part with the other school children.

“With just eight of us chosen to be a part of the choir and to be given the chance to sing a solo piece, it was such a great opportunity for me and I’m really grateful.

“We headed through to the BBC studio in Glasgow to record our songs,” Rebecca continued.

“We only had four hours of rehearsals before we sang for real on the show that went out live.

“The choir also recorded a smaller part that went out on the highlights part of the show as well.”

And did she meet anyone famous while she was at the BBC studios?

“I saw someone from the soap, Rivercity,” Rebecca laughed.

“Although I’m not entirely sure what part he plays!”