Lots of entertainment on display at annual Corton’s Got Talent show
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It is a programme that captivates a nation.
But while all eyes may have been firmly fixed on the latest series of Britain's Got Talent in recent weeks, youngsters in Corton have proved that they have plenty of skills as well.
Three Saturday's ago a group of talented youngsters from the village's primary school lined up as Corton's Got Talent 2017 took centre stage.
Just like the television programme, there was a range of fun acts on display as gymnasts, a comedian, magician, skateboarders, singers and dancers all impressed at Benjamin Britten Music Academy as this year's talent show was hailed another resounding success.
With Corton Primary School headteacher Nicola Rowland, office manager Keri Cotton and teacher Michelle Ayers taking on the judging roles once more, they were full of praise for the pupils that took part.
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There were lots of proud parents and family members who all applauded the children's efforts as 14 acts performed in front of hundreds of people at the academy in Blyford Road.
Given there was a large number of children taking part once more, the show – held in association with the Friends of Corton Primary School and sponsored by Totally Wicked School of Dance – was split into two sections, with the youngsters from key-stage-one performing in the first half and the key-stage-two children taking to the stage after the interval.
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The winner of the key-stage-one section was tap dancing duo Summer Hood and Ruby Rogers. Runner-up was comedian Daniel Peckham, with gymnasts Francesca Dale and Poppy Stewart impressing in third place.
The winner of junior section was gymnasts Enya Kirkpatrick and Rocco Kirkpatrick. Runner-up was Rebecca Jarrett, as she danced to Scared of the Dark, by Steps, with Katherine Taylor, Emily Cooper and Katie Blyth in third place as they sang Fight Song by Rachel Platten.
Organisers were praised for helping to make this 'a really successful event' once more, with Benjamin Britten Music Academy thanked for allowing use of the theatre. Headteacher Nicola Rowland said: 'It went brilliantly once more. Thank you to the staff and Friends for their support for this fabulous event. The children have had a wonderful experience and I look forward to seeing who wants to take part next year!'