Kate Swinburne, organiser of the Henley Youth Festival, explained, “we have decided to give the Badgemore Girls our award for a performance during HYF week that is the children’s own work. As we know the girls have rehearsed, choreographed and organised themselves to do this, we thought it would be fitting for them to receive the award. They will each receive a small gift and this will be presented at the beginning of tonight’s show by Alfie and our special guest.”
It turns out that the star presenter was Mary Berry, star of Great British Bake Off.
A video clip is available on the Henley Youth Festival website.