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Clackclose Has Talent!

Lookout Britain because Clackclose Has Talent!

The School talent show took place on the 29th of March 2013, giving the children an opportunity to showcase their talents on the big stage.

Following a morning of auditions on the 4th March, 13 children were chosen to represent some of the most talented in the school at the talent show. This is the 4th time the show has run which has become an annual event on the school calendar and as always it attracted a variety of acts from some very enthusiastic children across the school.

School Governor Kerry Amesbury was a judge at the auditions and said: ‘It was a wonderful way to spend a Monday morning, watching a variety of acts sharing their talent, enthusiasm and pride in what they are able to do.

The acts were varied with great singing, amazing dancing, imaginative comedy, outstanding piano playing, fabulous gymnastics and a very brave and talented drummer. The difficult part was to decide who would go through to the talent show as they were all very worthy.

The final show was watched by the whole school and parents and carers of those children involved. The final line up included:

Alice Miller – Street Dance
Tyler Collison and Kamonde Sek – Dancing and Drumming
Alysia Gutteridge – Gymnastics
Ethan Drew – Singing
Sara Rayner – Piano
Sophie Bates – Dancing
Jessie Hammond – Singing
Millie Drew – Singing
Patrick Saggers and Aiden Clegg – Comedy
Amelie Filby – Piano
Olivia Cupit – Ballet

The youngest act in the show was Kamonde Sek who is 3 years old and attends Clackclose Nursery. Kamonde is already a very talented drummer and relished the opportunity to get up on stage and take part in the show. Kamonde along with all the other acts demonstrated today not only how talented the children are at the school but also how proud they are to get up on stage and show everyone what they can achieve.

Clackclose Has Talent

The show has been nurtured by Rebecca Westall, Deputy Head. She introduced the event in 2010 to give all children in the school from 3 to 11 years the chance to showcase their talent in a supportive environment whilst boosting their confidence and giving them a sense of pride. ‘It is evident how children’s confidence has grown over the years as they know that their friends, staff and parents in the audience always give them 100% support.’

The school was also very proud to welcome a past pupil back to the school, Tamara Horsecroft. Tamara was given the opportunity to play Trombone when she was in year 6 at Clackclose and has continued to play reaching grade 8 in her exams. A very talented musician Tamara was able to inspire the children with her playing as well as talking to them at the start of the show about how they should try new things and through hard work they can achieve their dreams.

Clackclose Has Talent



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