Throston pupils show they have talent

Performers at the Throston primary talent competition.

Performers at the Throston primary talent competition.

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THROSTON Primary School is packed with talent.

If evidence was required then it was on show at the school’s annual Throston’s Got Talent competition where 24 confident youngsters took to the stage in the hope of winning the coveted crown.

So many of the school’s pupils wanted to take part in the competition, each class had to hold auditions and then vote for two children to show off their talent on the big stage in the school hall.

Hartlepool teenager Nick Dixon, a contestant on BBC hit show The Voice, opened up proceedings as the celebrity judge by performing a couple of songs.

And Nick and the rest of the judging panel, made up of teachers, then had the difficult choice of picking out a winner.

Two gymnasts and a singer have won the competition in the three previous years it has been held in the school.

But after much deliberation from the judges, this year it was a tap dancer who took the crown, talented young Year 1 pupil Billy Littlewood.

Mark Atkinson, the school’s headteacher, said: “Billy was absolutely brilliant but so were all of the other children.

“The fact that each class had to hold auditions shows just how many children wanted to take part and how high the standard of the competition was.

“Just getting to perform in the competition was a feat in itself. We hold the competition every year because it’s great fun but also because it helps to build confidence and self-esteem.

“It will definitely be back next year.”