FROM DANCERS and singers to a magician and gymnasts, a whole variety of talent and skills were showcased by young people at this year’s MCSP Talent Show.
Pupils and parents, family and friends gathered at the George Lawton Hall to watch the finalists in the Mossley and Carrbrook Schools Partnership event.
The finalists had won their places by impressing judges and fellow students at their own schools: Mossley Hollins, Livingstone, Buckton Vale, Milton St Johns, St George’s, St Joseph’s, and Micklehurst All Saints.
The evening opened with a 30-minute concert from Mossley Hollins School Brass Band before the finalists went head to head to compete for the overall title.
In the first half the audience was entertained by St Joseph’s Primary School Key Stage 2 choir, dancers, a magician, a gymnastic trio and solo singers.
Then the second half started with a cheerleading group, followed by various acts including solo singers, dancers, and a spoken poetry item.
Finally, a drumming group from Mossley Hollins performed two items before judges made their decisions and announced the winners.
Michael Jones-McCaw revealed that this year’s winner was Kiah Lees, from Micklehurst All Saints, who sang “Singing Quiet” from Matilda.
In second place was Ellis Hague (spoken poetry, Buckton Vale Primary School) while in joint third place was Alexandra Beswick (singer, Mossley Hollins) and Abigail Hughes (dancer, Livingstone Primary School).
A spokesperson for Mossley Hollins High School said: “What a fantastic evening of entertainment that brought all the schools in the Mossley and Carrbrook Schools’ Partnership together.
“This really was an occasion when the taking part and not necessarily the winning was the most important thing.”