PICTURES: Young performers show off their talents

Year 12 student Jacob Harrison playing classical guitar. Picture by JOE SPENCE

Year 12 student Jacob Harrison playing classical guitar. Picture by JOE SPENCE

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A VARIETY style talent show saw a host of school pupils and students show off their singing, dancing, music, and comedy skills.

Performing arts students from English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College, in Catcote Road, Hartlepool, put on the talent show as part of their course.

Year 9 student Allen Tan and singing up town funk. Picture by JOE SPENCE

Year 9 student Allen Tan and singing up town funk. Picture by JOE SPENCE

And they invited children from across the school and college, from year seven to year 13, to show off their skills.

Around 30 pupils took part and 10 got through to the final, with guitarist Jacob Harrison being crowned the winner.

Head of performing arts Charlotte Stevens said the show went down a storm and created a fabulous buzz throughout the school and college.

She added: “The pupils did auditions in front of a panel of three judges and then there was a final show.

“The atmosphere was just brilliant.”

“They all really enjoyed it. It was a great experience for all of the students but particularly for those students who haven’t ever performed before.

“It helped them to gain confidence and the atmosphere was just brilliant.”

The three judges included the school’s careers advisor Joanne Liddel-Fisher, head of sixth form Collette Hogan and Jason Anderson from Radio Hartlepool.

A similar style event is held in the college every year.

Year 8 student James Ellingford performing the Jungle Book on the trumpet. Picture by JOE SPENCE

Year 8 student James Ellingford performing the Jungle Book on the trumpet. Picture by JOE SPENCE

Year 7 students Thomas Wills and Michael Winship performing a stand-up comedy duet. Picture by JOE SPENCE

Year 7 students Thomas Wills and Michael Winship performing a stand-up comedy duet. Picture by JOE SPENCE

Year 7 student Ellie Jones performing a gymnastics routine. Picture by JOE SPENCE

Year 7 student Ellie Jones performing a gymnastics routine. Picture by JOE SPENCE

Year 9 student Erin Nicholson singing 'The Coolest Girl' from a Very Potter Sequel. Picture by JOE SPENCE

Year 9 student Erin Nicholson singing 'The Coolest Girl' from a Very Potter Sequel. Picture by JOE SPENCE

Year 13 student Abbie Herring singing in the talent show. Picture by JOE SPENCE

Year 13 student Abbie Herring singing in the talent show. Picture by JOE SPENCE