St Gabriel’s RC Primary School in Prestonpans hosted its annual School Factor just before Christmas, with some memorable and entertaining performances from pupils.

The factor was the first in two years, after the Covid-19 pandemic forced the school to abandon the event in 2020 and 2021.

After a month of auditions, the final took place on December 20, with a group of P7 boys winning first place with their energetic performance of California Gurls by Katy Perry.

There were plenty of other memorable singing and dancing performances as well, with one pupil getting the whole crowd involved with her rendition of Santa Tell Me by Ariana Grande and winning second place in the process.


Alex Buchanan, headteacher, said: “After two years of shutdown, the Factor returned to St Gabriel’s.

“Auditions have been taking place throughout December and the final brought together some tremendous talent.

“In the end, the final pupil vote brought out our best talent and the children shone. What tremendous music, drama and dancing talent we have in St Gabriel’s.”