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Academy trust to host virtual talent show for West Norfolk pupils




Theatres may still be in lockdown but a taste of the West End is coming to West Norfolk as pupils from primary and secondary schools have a chance to show off their performing skills in virtual talent show West Norfolk’s Got Talent.

Organised by the West Norfolk Academies Trust, youngsters are being encouraged to record and submit two minute-long video clips, showcasing their skills in one of three categories: singing, dancing or playing an instrument.

“This is a time when youngsters would normally be participating in end of year productions, ” said Andy Johnson, West Norfolk Academies Trust executive headteacher.

Springwood High School Concert Band rehearsal - picture taken prior to the coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Ian Burt
Springwood High School Concert Band rehearsal - picture taken prior to the coronavirus lockdown. Picture: Ian Burt

“Therefore we’ve adapted to the restrictions associated with the coronavirus pandemic and are creating innovative opportunities and solutions to keep the arts alive.”

EastEnders and Hollyoaks actress Gillian Taylforth and her fellow actor sister Kim Taylforth will be picking through the entries to find a primary and secondary school winner in each category, with £100 of Amazon vouchers on offer to each winner.

“We want this to be an opportunity for all schools and all students in the local area to virtually showcase their talents,” Mr Johnson added.

“We are thrilled to have the Taylforth sisters behind the project.

“It is vital that the arts continue to be championed so that they aren’t forgotten during these testing times.”

Full details of the competition, including how to submit entries, can be found on the West Norfolk Academies website.

The final date for entries to be submitted is July 8.

More information can be found here.



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