Pupils putting their talents on show in contest

TALENTED students have been impressing their peers and teachers with the biggest event ever held at their school.

More than 250 pupils applied to take part in the Cramlington’s Got Talent competition organised by Cramlington Learning Village.

Live auditions were held every Tuesday after school throughout May in front of judges and a student audience of more than 350 cheering on their friends.

Participants were made up of solo dancers, dance groups, solo singers, duets, rock bands, musicians, comedians and rappers.

Organisers have now completed the photo round and selected their 24 semi-finalists.

The semi-finals will take place on Monday, July 11, and Tuesday, July 12, with the grand final on Tuesday, July 19.

Michael Bacon, a business studies teacher who has helped organise the event, said: “The success of the competition has also been noticed in the local area and many businesses have asked to be involved and sponsor the event as the semi-finals and final will be to a live audience of teachers, parents and students.

“We have also managed to invite some special guests along to the live final including a local act who this year received three ‘Yes’s’ from the Britain’s Got Talent judges and made it through to the picture round.

“As well as the students coming along every week to watch and audition, we have an amazing and dedicated team of young students heading up the organising committee and technical production.

“Overall it has been a massive success and it is getting bigger all the time with the real excitement coming up with the semi-finals and final in July.”