Wallace High School’s Assembly Hall was packed to capacity last week for a talent show organised by the school’s Sixth Form Charity Committee. Fifteen acts competed in front of friends, families and teachers to raise money for The Children’s Hospice. The evening , hosted by Upper Sixth pupils Stephen Knowles and Marty Hanna, raised over £1000 for the local charity.
Marty explained, We were amazed by the wealth of talent in our school. Many acts auditioned and it was very difficult reducing the shortlist for the evening to only fifteen acts. There really was something for everyone at the show, with everything from dog tricks to unicycling, a harpist to a saxophonist.
Stephen went on, “A highlight of the evening was a short video we had made which showcased teacher’s talents. Our judging panel of teachers Dr Fulton, Mr Yamin Ali and Miss Ferguson , along with past pupil Keith Lunn, had a very difficult job.
They selected three finalists – Year 8 rappers Jon McGrath and Jake Clements, Upper Sixth singer and pianist Nathan Jess and Lower Sixth Irish Dancer Chloe Sudlow- and then it was up to the audience to vote for the winning act. Jon and Jake were chosen as they had wowed the crowd with their performance of Numb.”
Marty concluded, “We would like to thank the many people who helped make the evening such a success. Our Parent Teacher Association very generously donated the prize money of £100 and our Moving Image Arts Department and Sound and Lighting Team provided invaluable assistance.
The energy and enthusiasm of Miss Bill also ensured the evening was so enjoyable and raised so much money for such a worthwhile cause.
Last modified: November 19, 2008