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Maidstone school pupils pay tribute to tragic classmate Zoe Georgiou with charity show

25 February 2014
by Anna Young

Zoe Georgiou

Zoe Georgiou

It was a celebration of a young life tragically cut short.

The devastated family of teenager Zoe Georgiou watched with pride as her brave classmates paid tribute to the beautiful daughter through song and dance.

George and Chris Georgiou were in the front row at Invicta Grammar School last night for a touching performance in memory of the 16-year-old former pupil.

Zoe Georgiou's parents George and Chris Georgiou, with brother Lee Georgiou and wife Jayne Fallon, brother Alex Clark and wife Joanna Clark with Zoe's niece Chloe Clark, 6, at the Invicta Grammar School RAG show

Zoe Georgiou's parents George and Chris Georgiou, with brother Lee Georgiou and wife Jayne Fallon, brother Alex Clark and wife Joanna Clark with Zoe's niece Chloe Clark, 6, at the Invicta Grammar School RAG show

Zoe, who was in sixth form at the Huntsman Lane school, died after being struck by a car in Heath Road, Coxheath, on Saturday, January 11. It’s believed the teen, from Shepway, stepped out from behind a bus.

Her heartbroken peers this week turned their grief into a positive show to remember her. The performance also raised money for the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society as Zoe’s mum suffers will the illness.

Alison Rivers, head of sixth form, said: “Following the sad and shocking news about the loss of Zoe, we were keen to do something by way of celebrating her life and chose to dedicate our RAG Talent Show to her memory. As a mark of respect, and in agreement with her parents, we felt it was right to focus this fundraising event on raising money for the MS Society, a charity we knew would have been close to Zoe’s heart.”

Leah Sullivan, 16, Mel Ridout, 16, Blessing Mebude, 17, and Millie Lee-Allder, 16

Leah Sullivan, 16, Mel Ridout, 16, Blessing Mebude, 17, and Millie Lee-Allder, 16

The programme included acts from a range of talented pupils who sang songs, played instruments, danced and even took part in a Kung Fu demonstration.

Mrs Rivers added: “The focus was on a celebration of Zoe and the special performances made by her closest friends, whilst tinged with sadness, were beautifully performed.

“It was lovely to see Zoe’s family in attendance at the event and we plan to continue to celebrate Zoe’s life through future activities at the school.”

The evening raised £1,700 for the charity.

Classmates of Zoe Georgiou perform at a show in her memory

Pupils at Invicta Grammar School, in Maidstone, staged a rag show in memory of the 16-year-old

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Zoe Georgiou's family were in the audience at the show Joseph Anderton, 17, and Harry Barrett, 18, perform a song at the show Hannah Wells and Lilly Nicholls host the evening Zoe Georgiou's parents George and Chris Georgiou, with brother Lee Georgiou and wife Jayne Fallon, brother Alex Clark and wife Joanna Clark with Zoe's niece Chloe Clark, 6, at the Invicta Grammar School RAG show Juhi Rastogi, 15, and Anjali Sawhney, 15, perform some bollywood dancing Leah Sullivan, 16, Mel Ridout, 16, Blessing Mebude, 17, and Millie Lee-Allder, 16 Nicole Mason, 17, and Rebecca Leybourne, 13, prepare for a karate performance Briony Harmer, 11, and Olivia Ryan, 11, sang and played the piano

 

 

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