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Wed 3rd Oct 2018 : Surprise Visit from X-Factor's Bella Penfold!
There was much excitement here at The Mead this morning when we had an 'X-tra' special celebrity visitor!
Ex-Meadite Bella Penfold, who is currently appearing in ITV's The X Factor, came to meet the children in assembly.
Bella, 19, attended The Mead eight years ago and featured on Saturday night's 'Six Chair Challenge' in which the soulful singer was given the Golden 'safe buzzer' by judge Simon Cowell to automatically take her through to the next round.
Bella spoke to the children about having goals, how to motivate yourself to achieve those goals and that they should start right now - this week! Asking the children what their own goals and dreams were, Bella told the children how believing in herself, making healthy choices about diet and exercise and surrounding herself with positive people were her top tips for success. She advised that even when you feel nervous or scared about something to try to use that energy in a positive way and to "breathe in the positive and exhale the negative".
Bella then treated the school to a wonderful performance of James Blunt's Let it Go.
Before leaving Bella joined the Year 6 music class who were practising their Harvest Festival song Harvest for The World. Bella gave the pupils her top tips on how to perform a song including thinking about the meaning of the lyrics and making sure you look up and out to the three points of a room - the two corners and the middle.
A huge thanks to Bella for taking the time out of her hectic schedule to spend such an inspiring morning with us.
We wish her all the best of luck as she goes on to the next exciting stage of the process to perform in front of Simon Cowell in the 'Judges Houses' round and will be rooting for her all the way!