Talented Greneway students take to stage

PUBLISHED: 19:36 18 June 2008 | UPDATED: 15:47 11 May 2010

PERFORMANCE OF NOTE: Shaunaid Amette puts some of the singers through their paces. 3014DW053

PERFORMANCE OF NOTE: Shaunaid Amette puts some of the singers through their paces. 3014DW053

STUDENTS at a Royston school are taking to the stage to prove that Greneway s Got Talent. Greneway School s talent contest tomorrow (Friday) will see a host of singers and dancers trying to wow a panel of judges. The competition has been organised by Shau

STUDENTS at a Royston school are taking to the stage to prove that Greneway's Got Talent.

Greneway School's talent contest tomorrow (Friday) will see a host of singers and dancers trying to wow a panel of judges.

The competition has been organised by Shaunaid Amette, the school's leader of music.

She said: "We had more than 300 entries for Greneway's Got Talent, and at auditions earlier this year we whittled them down to four different acts for each age group. It was tough because the standard was very high."

Alongside the chosen acts, a number of school ensembles will also be performing. One of these is the Year 7 and 8 choir, who will be giving their rendition of The Shoop Shoop Song.

Ms Amette said: "They've been practicing for a few weeks and I'm pleased with how it has gone. They're a very enthusiastic group."

Students have been involved behind the scenes as well, designing the programmes and set for the contest.

Performers will be put through their paces in front of their fellow pupils today (Thursday) before the final show.

And although Britain's Got Talent's Simon Cowell wasn't available to adjudicate, the school has assembled an expert panel of judges.

"We've got professional musicians and dancers judging the contest," said Ms Amette.

"Kirstin Bulger, who won the competition when it was last held two years ago, is also coming back to help."

Cash prizes have been provided by the competition's sponsors, with the winners in each age group receiving £50, and the overall winner taking the top prize of £100.

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