Pupils the chance to showcase their talents on Tuesday the 9th October at the school’s annual ‘Arts Star’ competition.
A variety of acts were on show – singing, dancing, piano playing rapping and more! Head Boy – Matthew Strong – and Head Girl – Emma King – were part of the judging team and also mentored some of the students. Matthew said ‘I first entered Arts Star when I was in Year 8 so I know how the performers feel. Emma and I have really enjoyed helping mentor students before the final showcase.’
There were also professional judges this year. Emily Fletcher, Principal of Star Arts Academy offered excellent advice and support to the performers. She was particularly fond of the band ‘Skink’
Professional performer Ray Quinn took time out of his busy schedule to come and join us. He has just finished touring with ‘Summer Holiday’ and will shortly be performing in Panto. Ray offered lots of invaluable insight from someone who works in the industry.
Kevin Grimes, owner of Café D’Art has long been a supporter of the Arts and we were delighted to welcome him back once again. He certainly had his eye on some of the performers as future acts to perform in the Café.
Congratulations to our overall winner Ria Fessey in Year 9. A great afternoon was had by all.
Emily Fletcher said
‘It took myself and Ray back to our school years getting involved in local talent shows, we all have to start somewhere. Ray and I now have successful careers in the performing industry. It is possible!’