Now it’s their time to shine

Rastrick's Got Talent competition at Rastrick High School'Pictured are Shanta Pinnock, Emma Chapman and Ruby Jubb
Rastrick's Got Talent competition at Rastrick High School'Pictured are Shanta Pinnock, Emma Chapman and Ruby Jubb

A TALENTED line-up showed they’d got what it takes when they went on stage for Rastrick’s Got Talent.

It was time to shine for the acts which ranged in variety from solo pianist, dance crews, drummers, contemporary and Irish dancing to rock bands.

Among the judging panel at Rastrick High School was Embrace drummer, Mike Heaton, and UK Beatboxing Champion and former student, Patrick Hirst, who had the tough decision of picking the top three acts.

But after a lot of deliberation, Year 11 student, Taylor Mallinson was picked following her performance of her own song ‘Roses in my Memory’.

Taylor has taught herself guitar over the last 18-months and has written a few songs. “I was really shocked to win and started clapping before I realised it was me they were calling out.

“My friends dared me to enter and with a bit of encouragement from the staff, I decided to take part.” Second place went to Year 10 pupil Erika Mulkern who performed a contemporary dance to the Adele song ‘Turning Tables’ and third place went to pianist Edwin Farrar, from Year seven.

Organiser Deborah Adamson, said: “The opportunity it offers to showcase the talent we have at Rastrick High School and Sixth Form College is unmatched. It is a quality production.”

Mrs Adamson said she was already beginning preparations for next year’s show.