On Wednesday 3rd April, Ferndown Middle School held their annual talent show final which was a great success. Joined by a West End actress (Miss Honey from Matilda), Mr Whitton (one of the teachers) and two ex-pupils as judges, each of the 11 acts performed in front of a live audience having beaten over 100 auditionees to get to the final. The variety of talent included three dancing groups from all year groups, Tae Quondo sisters, Puppet Brothers, The Lost Boyz singing group, Skilfully crafted cup song, young pianists, musicians and Art created in 45 minutes.
At the end of the evening, the judges had the extremely difficult decision of choosing two contrasting winners which were B flat Band (Maisie, Leonie, Elliott and Aiden) and Piano Trio (three young pianists adding comedy to well-known tunes). Their prizes included a family pass to the Alpine Adventure Park at Snowtrax, a family pass to Clip ‘N Climb at Rock Reef and Easter Eggs bought with money donated by the Jamie-Lee Dance Academy and Tesco.
Having judged the evening’s entertainment, West End actress Mirja Martin said, “It was such a joy and privilege to witness such enthusiasm and talent today. Ferndown Middle School is one talent-filled place! Well done to everyone involved.”
School Council rep Imogen who formed part of the cheer-leading squad said, “It was really fun to be able to take part, especially as there were over 100 people that applied and we were chosen. I was nervous about going on stage because there were lots of people I knew in the audience, but also excited because I had never done anything like this before!”