Shrewsbury House Got Talent

The first ever SHS Got Talent took place on the last day of the Spring Term. The event was the idea of Barney and Pip M, Year 6, as a way for the school to celebrate the hidden talents of boys in the School.

Since January, over 70 boys have shared their wide and varied talents with their tutor group. This led to some outstanding acts going through to the Year Group Semi-Finals. We had martial arts demonstrations, magic, comedy, music and a range of variety acts too. These were whittled down to two finalists from each year group to perform in the final.

The final was presented by Barney and Pip on the stage of the school hall, with all boys and staff in the audience. The acts thoroughly entertained and represented the fantastic skills of the boys at SHS. Accompanying Mr Smart (Head Judge) were Mrs Hubbard, Mrs Rose and two representatives from our school charity: The Change Foundation. Throughout the event there were many laughs, cheers and opportunities for volunteers on stage. The audience were enthralled by the skills and talents on show.

There were four awards available. These reflected the purpose behind the competition – to celebrate the very wide ranging and previously uncelebrated skills of the boys. The awards and winners were as follows:

Special Recognition for Originality – Zach H and Beau P, Year 6 – the boys performed an original rap.
Special Recognition for Quality – Caspar M, Year 3 – who excelled in showmanship in his magical act.
Special Recognition for Entertainment – Tobias D, Year 7 – who juggled with toys, toilet rolls and chocolate eggs!
Overall Talent Show Winner – Ralph L-L, Year 6 – who was supported on stage by William S and Jonty R (also Year 6) in a fantastic bubble blowing show, which included putting our tallest Year 8 boy in a giant bubble!

The event, the first of its kind, was a resounding success. Many thanks to Barney and Pip for putting forward the idea and supporting our school charity. Please look out for communication regarding how you can donate to the Change Foundation in support of this event.