Children jump for joy as celebrity announces their win in Trust talent show

Children jump for joy as celebrity announces their win in Trust talent show

Children from Moorings Way Infant School, Portsmouth, have been jumping with joy after their recent win in the Thinking School Academy Trust’s Got Talent competition.

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Their performance, which saw the school win the primary school category in the contest, celebrated Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 year reign on the throne.

The children dressed up in costumes to celebrate the occasion, from footballers to doctors, and impressed everyone in the Trust who could vote for their favourite, as well as guest celebrity judge Ore Oduba who helped with casting the final vote.

He said: “That performance is definitely one of the best group performances I’ve seen.

“Congratulations [on winning’] it was an amazing celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, I loved the song you guys showed such enthusiasm, you sung it beautifully, and I was obsessed by the outfits.”

The Trust’s Got Talent show was aligned with our TSArTs week, which saw children and young people from across our schools in Plymouth, Portsmouth and Kent focused on all-things Arts and how it can support everyone’s development.

It was one of our #WeAreOne events, which brings everyone together to achieve our mission to transform life chances; we believe we have a responsibility to build our young people’s cultural capital as much as possible.

This means offering opportunities for our children to explore culture, by immersing themselves in the Arts and learning all about the world beyond their personal location and circumstances.

Elated headteacher Ruth Vonk says the result has made staff and pupils happy.

She said: “It feels amazing that we have won and the children have had their talent recognised and they feel really proud of themselves.

“One of our school values is about being confident and resilient and, for the children, it was an opportunity for them to perform in front of people and grow their confidence. I’m so very proud.”

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust committed to the Artsmark journey which ensures the cultural and creative education provided by our brilliant schools is broad, diverse and engaging… and it was exactly that!

Well done to all the competing schools.