Send for Simon, says talent scout

Rastrick's Got Talent contest at Rastrick High School, Rastrick.'Pictured is Riverdance Jnr, from left are Aimee Mettrick, 14, Rebecca Hayes, 15 and Zannya Donaldson, 12
Rastrick's Got Talent contest at Rastrick High School, Rastrick.'Pictured is Riverdance Jnr, from left are Aimee Mettrick, 14, Rebecca Hayes, 15 and Zannya Donaldson, 12

A HUGELY entertaining variety of performers took to the stage when Rastrick High School presented ‘Rastrick’s Got Talent’ as part of its silver jubilee celebrations.

Eighteen acts, including students past and present, performed to a packed house and showed that Rastrick really does have talent.

Produced by Deborah Adamson, and managed by Jenny Bradbury, the show was opened by student Joe Marriott on piano singing ‘All at Sea’ by Jamie Cullum. Performers included singers, groups and dancers, all anxious to impress.

Compere Craig Fee, along with John Garrett, kept the audience amused and entertained between the acts.

The show included a pre-recorded entry from Patrick Hirst who was in Paris taking part in a beatboxing competition, and a touch of ‘Strictly’ from Harriet Adamson and Gareth Hemingway who performed the cha cha.

The judging panel faced a tough task selecting a winner but they opted for Matthew Wilson, a year seven pupil, who performed ‘Gavroche’ from Les Miserables.

Second place was awarded to Gary Moolman, a year 11 pupil, whose drumming to ‘Toccata’ by Sky had everyone up in their seats.

Rock group Asylum, made up of Theo Ayres, Ben Chalker and Jamies Malone, took third spot.

Talentspottter Deborah Adamson, who organised the event said: “All of the acts deserved to win if only for their guts and determination.

“Many had spent the weeks building up to the show constantly practising and perfecting their acts. With this amount of talent in just one school, Simon Cowell needs to be heading to Rastrick.”