Youngsters hit the right note

Finalists at Shakey's Got Talent final
Finalists at Shakey's Got Talent final
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It was another year of amazing talent from pupils at Shakespeare Primary School who showed what they were made of in the annual Shakey’s Got Talent show.

Sixteen acts were whittled down to a semi-final to find eight finalists for the ultimate show at the school on Manor Road, Fleetwood.

They showcased singing, playing musical instruments, acting and dancing in the event which is now in its eighth year.

They performed in front of a panel of judges – former Shakespeare Primary School headteacher Margaret Lund on behalf of Fleetwood Rotary Club, former pupil and actor Ryan Wilkinson, Fleetwood Town FC mascot Captain Cod and Jason Sharpe, the club’s senior sports development officer.

Clare Wilson, Shakespeare Primary School’s family liaison officer, said: “The judges said the talent just gets better every year.”

The youngsters looked and sounded incredibly professional and some well planned outfits – even a tuxedo! – added a touch of glamour to the competition.

The winner was Millie Richardson, who sang Part of Your World from the Little Mermaid.

Runner-up was Gracie-Mae Woolford who sang The Climb by Miley Cyrus, and in third place were White Lions, who comprised Asa Holden on drums, Kelbie Groves on guitar and Jack Beavers singing Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.

These acts will now be invited to enter the ‘M’ Factor at Millfield High School in Thornton later this school year.

The competition raises awareness of anti-bullying.

Clare added: “The event is organised by the schools Anti-Bullying Committee to raise awareness of how everyone should be treated as an equal and everyone has a talent.”