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Wellacre’s Strictly Got Talent

Posted at 2:46 pm on 18th July, 2019

Celebrating Creative Arts, Technology, Performing Arts and Music

We hosted an extravaganza celebrating the very best of Creative Arts, Technology, Performing Arts and Music at the Wellacre’s Strictly Got Talent event on 12th July. 

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Friends and families were invited to visit a Creative Arts and Technology student showcase, displaying a selection of outstanding student work.

The evening’s live entertainment opened with Mr Sharrock, Teacher of Maths, and his band, Tour Guide, followed by a talent show organised by Year 10 BTEC Music students.

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These students organised the talent show for their unit on ‘Managing a Music Product’ working on performances on stage and inviting others to showcase their skills, including singing, acting, juggling and musical acts.  They also worked on backstage elements, such as marketing and stage management.  

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Wellacre welcomed former student and entertainer, Wayne Devlin, and wife, Val, as head judges and alongside Principal, Miss Wicks.  Students performed to be named the winner of the talent show and win points for their Houses.  

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The top three acts were:

1st place: Year 9 Thomas (Turing) - singing Ed Sheeran’s ‘Super Flower Market’

2nd place: Year 9 Matthew (Lowry) - piano medley

3rd place: Year 8 band ‘Unknown’ including Archie (Turing), Matthew (Lowry) and Christian (Turing) - performing The Clash’s ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go’

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Dancers from Urmston’s Jane Jarvis Dance Studio performed throughout the evening, with a range of ballroom and latin styles showcased by dancers aged from as young as 5 years old up to Seniors.

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Ex-Wellacre student Jack Butterworth also danced on the night, and joined Mrs Eagling, Teacher of Maths, on the dancefloor to celebrate the occasion.

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Wayne Devlin said:

“It is always a pleasure to support Wellacre.  Judging the Wellacre talent show was a real struggle as they were all fantastic acts! I actually didn't have words worthy enough to praise the dancers, they were all top class professionals.  Thank you for inviting me along and well done all involved.”

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The community event was assisted by Wellacre students raising money through delicious homemade food, refreshments and gift stalls for AfriTwin 2019/20 .  Young Enterprise students also sold pom-pom and handcrafted animals made in their co-curricular club to re-invest in future projects. Finally, the Friends of Wellacre PTA held a tombola stall to raise funds for the school.