Latest London news, sport & entertainment

Local Weather



max temp: 15°C

min temp: 9°C

Five-day forecast

X-Factor star Lydia Lucy visits Newham pupils

X Factor star Lydia Lucy visits children at East London Independent School, Custom House. X Factor star Lydia Lucy visits children at East London Independent School, Custom House.

Monday, December 30, 2013
1:30 PM

Students at a school in Newham who performed a Christmas show were joined by an X-Factor star.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Lydia Lucy, 20, who was a contestant in this years X Factor surprised the students at East London Independent School (ELIS), in Varley Road on Tuesday, December 17, and watched on as they danced and sang on stage.

ELIS is a specialist school for pupils with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties with many coming from traumatic backgrounds and have become disengaged with education.

Lydia, from Romford, impressed judges in the audition stages but missed out on a place in the live shows after being knocked out as part of the Boot Camp twist.

The pupils also put together hampers for local residents, to continue building links with the community, offering to help fix fences, paint walls and offer a helping hand to the elderly residents near school.

Share this article

Most Read News

Letitia and Kathy in the advert

Stratford shop staff star in television advert

Television viewers may have had to do a double take when two Stratford shop workers turned up in an advert last night.

Read full story »


   Local advertisers

More news

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Newham Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Newham businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Newham Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Around the Web See all