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Selby High School

Selby High School

‘I’ve Got Talent, Get Me Out of Here’

On Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th February, Selby High School’s annual Talent Shows took place.  This year the theme was ‘I’ve Got Talent, Get Me Out of Here’.  The shows were hosted by Selby High’s very own Ant and Dec (Messrs Sinclair and Cousins) who introduced a number of fantastic performances from students and staff alike.

On Wednesday, students in years 7 and 8 competed and the audience saw some great performances including singers and dancers.  While the judges struggled to make the all-important decision of the top 3 students, 4 members of staff (Miss Strain – Garrett, Mr Burnett – Hockney, Mr McArdle – Mason and Mrs Hindle – Palin) competed in a couple of bushtucker trials.  After attempting to find 3 stars in a box of ‘tricks’ they were then forced to eat a number of ‘critters delight’ including worms, crickets, beetles and even a scorpion!  Mr Burnett took the prize for Hockney first off but the eating contest was won by Mr McArdle.

Eventually, the staff ‘fun’ was over and the winners were announced.  In 3rd place was Theo Firth, 2nd was Oliver Richmond and the winner of the year 7 and 8s was Daniel Toone (Garrett House) for his guitar playing.  Daniel won both 5000 VIVOS and the opportunity to open the show on night 2.

On the second night competitors were playing to a sell-out crowd and the audience were certainly in for great value for money.  A further 11 acts performed and wowed the audience with songs, dances and even a comedy sketch.

Once again the staff also got involved and Wednesday night’s representatives were (Mrs Hall – Garrett, Ant and Dec – representing Hockney, Mr Lanzilotti – Mason and Mrs Hindle – Palin).  It was Ant who won the star competition and Mrs Hall who took the honours with the critters.  There was even a performance of ‘Let’s get ready to rumble’ by Selby High’s Ant and Dec.

Again it was a tough competition and one which the judges took a long time to decide, however on night two, the winner was Jake Davies (Mason), 2nd place went to Cerys McKay and 3rd place to Carl Leighton.

All money raised will be going to the Garrett House charity – Selby Hands of Hope.

We would like to thank and congratulate all of our competitors for their performances.  Here’s to a great night and looking forward to 2016!