Throston pupils show their talent

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CONFIDENT youngsters showed off their skills during a school talent contest.

Singers, gymnasts, impressionists and musicians all took to the stage at Throston Primary School in an effort to win the Throston’s Got Talent competition.

The hall was full to the brim as all of the pupils at the school enjoyed the acts.

The panel of judges then had the difficult job of choosing a winner.

The competition saw seven-year old Daniel Hill crowned champion for his impressive gymnastics display.

He pipped Megan Stoddart, eight, who impressed with her singing skills.

Ami Ingham, seven, Lucy Burgess, seven, and Hollie Shackleton, seven, finished in third place after taking to the stage as ‘The Three Biebers’.

The event was organised by the school council and two youngsters from each class got the chance to perform.

Alison Bloomfield, a Year 1 teacher at the school who also oversees the student council, said: “Our Throston’s Got Talent competition was a huge success.

“The performers were absolutely brilliant, we really do have a lot of talent at the school.

“The whole school spent the afternoon watching the event and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.”

The judging panel was made up of Mark Tilling, headteacher at High Tunstall College of Science, Lesley Hatfield, the school secretary, Andrew Millward, a school parent governor, and two members of the school council.

Rhys Maddren, a Year 8 pupil at High Tunstall College of Science who was also one of the participants, kicked the show off with a guitar and singing solo.

Meanwhile, families are reminded of an action-packed fun day taking place at the school this weekend.

The annual event, which has an international theme will feature circus skills, hula-hooping, chopstick challenges and bean bag throwing.

Pupils at the school will also get the opportunity to throw custard pies at headteacher Mark Atkinson.

The event takes place from 11am to 2pm on Saturday and admission is free.