Here at Carr Manor we have recently been showcasing the diversity of our pupils at the ‘Leeds Got Talent’ awards.
The New Dock at the Royal Armouries played host to the event on Wednesday 20th April, with five schools in Leeds entering two acts. One successful act from each school was then selected to perform again during the second part of the evening in the final round of the competition.
The level of talent on the evening was fantastic with all acts performing very well. Carr Manor was awarded first place with our act ‘Dance Legacy’. Our ‘Year 10 Band’ also competed in the first round but it was ‘Dance Legacy’ that saw us to victory.
Mrs Clark, Head of KS3 Performing Arts, expressed her happiness over the win: “I am very proud of them all and so pleased that the Year 8 dancers could go on to win the event.” Talking of both acts determination, she said “The best part for me was watching them in the wings before they went on…focused, huddling quietly and encouraging each other.”
The Co-operative Academy came a close second with their act ‘Lectryx’ whilst John Smeaton Academy claimed third place with the ‘JSA Choir.’ Ralph Thoresby School and South Leeds Academy also showcased their pupil’s talent on the night.
‘Dance Legacy’ consists of seven Year 8 pupils who recently performed at ‘Carr Manor’s Got Talent’ in March. The dance act have had their eyes set on claiming the Leeds Got Talent victory for a while, with our talent competition a brilliant way for them to conquer their routine in front of parents, staff and fellow pupils.