Talent star in visit to Marlborough school

Staff and students at St John’s School, Marlborough, were taken by surprise when one of a group of visiting students from Marlborough, New Zealand, turned out to be a New Zealand’s Got Talent winner.

Clara Van Wel bagged the top spot on the TV talent show competition last year when she was 15, winning $100,000, a car and a recording contract.

She was one of a group of girls from Marlborough Girls College, New Zealand on a three-week European Classical Studies Tour.

The group’s first stop on the tour was in Marlborough, where the students and teachers stayed with host families for three nights.

After a day trip to Bath and Avebury, the school welcomed the visitors who led an assembly in front of 550 St John’s students, starting with a rendition of New Zealand’s National Anthem followed by a presentation about their school.

The girls took part in a range of lessons at St John’s and then entertained students in the amphitheatre with Maori songs before a hastily-organised performance from Clara including her recently released single Wait For Me.


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