Talented young in awards search

Judges Scott Davies, Michelle Hughes, Ged Mills and Dean Shaw with the winners of the junior.
Judges Scott Davies, Michelle Hughes, Ged Mills and Dean Shaw with the winners of the junior.

AN array of talent was on display as students from Fleetwood High School joined up with port primary schools to compete for two awards – the Senior Talent Spotters Trophy and the Mini Talent Spotters Trophy.

Both competitions were assessed by a panel of judges including Fleetwood Town goalkeeper Scott Davies, dance coach Michelle Hughes, Radio Wave’s Ged Mills and Cardinal Allen music teacher Dean Shaw.

Sensation

Fleetwood High School’s own singing sensation Stephanie Hodgson scooped up the senior trophy with her roof-raising rendition of the Katherine Jenkins song Bring Me Back To Life.

However, she was closely followed by the school’s singing duo Emily Osborne and Heather Reed who sang a song which they had written themselves while playing guitars in accompaniment.

Courtney Cooper, Billie Taylor and Elise Whiteside came third with a foot-tapping version of Tina Turner’s classic River Deep Mountain High.

Jamie Fairbanks, from Larkholme Primary School, was the proud winner of Mini Talent Spotters, and was given a standing ovation by the audience when he finished singing Bruno Mars favourite It Will Rain.

Runner up was eight-year-old Imogen Reader, from Saint Wulstan’s Primary School, who – along with her wolf puppet sidekick – enthralled the audience with witty improvisation which had a healthy sprinkling of star quality.