The Little Talent Contest see’s KS2 pupils from Winterton Junior School and Burton Primary School showcase their talents, with the audience voting for the winner. The contest begins with each school hosting an audition stage, followed by a semi-final where ten acts are then voted through to the Grand Final. Hosted by our branch, this year’s Grand Final took place at Winterton Community Academy on Tuesday 31st March.
Both schools provided five fantastic acts to compete for the title, with Burton Primary School also raising a fantastic £120 whilst doing so. Each act took to the stage showcasing their talents, from singers, to dancers, baton twirlers and drummers we had it all.
The talent this year was fantastic. All ten of the acts were brilliant and did credit to their schools.For the last five years the Little Talent Contest has been a stand out event on the calendar and it never disappoints. As a branch we are keen to involve the whole community in our work and this event enables us to reach the younger population and educate them from a young age about the importance of our cause. None of which would be possible without the incredible support of the two partnering schools.
Each year the Grand Final see's the addition of a Judging Panel which is made up of supporters of our branch. This year our judging panel featured Bernard Tong, Winterton and District Lions, Tracy Norton, Local Youth Worker, and Julie Davey, Peermentor Supervisor at Winterton Community Academy. Sadly Judy King of the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Hull and East Riding Fundraising Group was unable to make it on the day as planned due to high winds closing the Humber Bridge.
The Judging Panel give each act feedback on their performance but had no influence on who the overall winner. Each member of the audience voted for their favourite act and the number of votes received for each act was divided by the number of participants in each act to give a fair result.
At the end of the show each of the acts received a certificate and badge and the top three acts were awarded a trophy by Robert Bridge, Mayor of Winterton. In third place was Caitlin Smith, second place was Molly Martin and the winner was Pollyanna Patterson, all from Burton Primary School.
In its fifth year the Little Talent Contest was another thoroughly enjoyable evening raising £706.23 on top of the £120 from Burton Primary School to help beat blood cancer. We had fantastic entertainment from all ten acts, and our special guests Burton Primary School Choir. The Grand Final was sponsored by Andy Reid Plumbing Winterton.