Shakey really does have lots of talent

Jamie Johnson, winner of the 'Shakey's Got Talent' competition at Shakespeare Primary with fellow competitors
Jamie Johnson, winner of the 'Shakey's Got Talent' competition at Shakespeare Primary with fellow competitors

PUPILS at Fleetwood’s Shakespeare Primary School excelled themselves when they showed they had bags of talent.

Youngsters at the Manor Road school took to the stage to take part in the annual Shakey’s Got Talent.

And they enthralled classmates by singing, dancing and performing their hearts out.

The show was also attended by proud parents.

Each key stage two class chose two finalists to go through to the semi-finals.

Clare O’Connor from the school said: “This was a fantastic afternoon, there were eight acts ranging from Year 3 to Year 6 who chose to either sing or dance in front of our VIP judges.

“They were all nervous but brilliant – well done to the children.”

The overall winner Jamie Johnson, from Year 5, impressed with a song from the show Mamma Mia, Slipping Through My Fingers.

Jamie received a trophy and a medal, while all the runners-up were handed medals as well.

The other performers were: Jasmine Ellarby (Year 3) who sang Defying Gravity from the show Wicked; Madison Spencer (Year 3) who sang the Bruno Mars song Just the Way You Are; Ellie Stirzaker (Year 4) who tap danced to the tune My Boy Lollipop; Nicole Cudworth (Year 4) dancing to I’m Too Cool For You; Jamie Fairbanks and Joshua Clarkson (Year 5) performing the Bruno Mars song, Just the Way You Are; Faye Leonard and Alexia Pittounikos, known as Dance Slam (year 6) who performed a version of the Pussy Cat Dolls’ song Jai Ho (originally from Slumdog Millionaire); and Michael Head (Year 6) who sang a version of JLS’s A Little Bit More.

Choosing the winner was certainly a tough job for VIP judges, ex-Shakespeare head Margaret Lund, Sgt David Blight of Fleetwood Police, chairman of governors Neil MacSymons and Fleetwood goalkeeper Scott Davies.

Ms O’Connor added: “The show is not only about fun but is also aimed at raising esteem and working together.”