Akeley’s Got Talent 2016

On Friday 14th October, Akeley Wood Senior School hosted the Akeley’s Got Talent Grand Final. The performance took place in the drama studio and saw students from all three sites battling for the title of the “Most Talented” Akeley student.

Competition was fierce, forcing the judges to award more prizes than originally planned as it was just too hard to select one winner. The audience also played an important role on the night, voting for their favourite act from Wicken, Tile House Mansion and Akeley Wood Senior School. Huge congratulations must go to every student who performed on the night, as not one of the performances disappointed. Acts varied from music, dancing, comedy, drama, poetry and magic. Thank you also  to all the volunteers (staff and students) who helped to create such a memorable evening. Special mentions must go to;

  • The Judges, Nicola Masters, Jenny Morgan, Sarah Glyn and myself,
  • The Hosts, Sharon Stroud and Adam Brennan
  • The Tech crew, led by Matthew Startin and Dominic Cotteril
  • “Project Volunteer Sri Lanka”  for providing refreshments, led by Chantal Robinson

The winners on the evening were:
·         Wicken Audience Winner: Holly Ford-Langstaff (Dance)
·         Wicken Judges Winner: Dusan Novakovic and Joel Edwards (Drum Duet)
·         THM Audience Winner: Ruby Cooke (Singer)
·         THM Judges Winner: Will Garton (Singer)
·         AWH Vocalists Audience Winner: Josie Shuker (Singer/Guitar)
·         AWH Vocalists Judges Winner: Eleanor Lovatt (Singer/Ukulele)
·         AWH Talent Acts Audience Winner: Kathryn Buckingham (Poetry)
·         AWH Talent Acts Judges Winner: Davi Aburad (Magic)
·         Overall Winner: Josie Shuker (Singer/Guitar)
Well done again, to all who took part on the night.
Mr. Christopher Powell
Director of Music
Head of Performing Arts