Doctor Who companion Ace leads show for special needs schools at the Radlett Centre

PUBLISHED: 06:00 29 October 2015

The Master, Natasha Bizarra the Cyberman, Eastenders star Derek Martin, a Darlek, Doctor Who star Sophie Aldred, Shaun Levy and Lord President Nigel Ludbrook with children from St Luke's Special School receiving a cheque from Chelsea Lodge to keep the Eisteddfod going at the Radlett Centre

The Master, Natasha Bizarra the Cyberman, Eastenders star Derek Martin, a Darlek, Doctor Who star Sophie Aldred, Shaun Levy and Lord President Nigel Ludbrook with children from St Luke's Special School receiving a cheque from Chelsea Lodge to keep the Eisteddfod going at the Radlett Centre

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Children at nine special needs schools came together to perform on stage at an Eisteddfod at the Radlett Centre last week.

The 90 youngsters performed in front of an audience including Sophie Aldred, who played Doctor Who’s companion Ace to Sylvester McCoy, and Derek Martin, Charlie Slater in EastEnders.

Among the schools on stage was Radlett Lodge which performed the Witches Chant from Macbeth and St Luke’s School in Redbourn which gave a performance of traditional drumming on the Djeme drums.

During lunch, the children enjoyed lashings of ice cream while they watched a live re-enactment with Sophie, three Daleks and four Cybermen manned by Johnathan Banes and his team of Doctor Who volunteers.

A cheque for £2,000 to help with the Eisteddfod and future events was presented by the Chelsea Lodge to organiser Julie Banes. She said:

“It was a perfect day. The children were all stars and enjoyed every minute. We are so grateful to the Chelsea Lodge for enabling so many special needs children to have a chance to perform on stage.”

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