Talented Shropshire youngsters are being offered the chance to showcase their entertainment skills in front of a large audience at the opening ceremony of this summer’s School Games festival.
They will get the chance to perform at the opening ceremony of the 2018 summer Shropshire Homes School Sport Festival on July 3, where hundreds of primary pupils will compete at Shrewsbury Sports Village.
Harry Cade, engagement manager for education and families at county sports partnership Energize which co-ordinates the event, said: “Our ‘School Games Has Got Talent’ competition is now in its fourth year, and we’ve had some truly amazing acts perform.
“This year we want to continue to help celebrate the amazing talent that exists within Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, and provide them with the platform to perform in front of a large audience.”
The invitation is open to budding singers and bands, talented dancers, magicians, or any other kind of talented entertainers from local schools and clubs. The deadline for applications is April 27.
At the last festival, acts which took part in the opening ceremony included 10-year-old singer Polly Mae Freeman from Shrewsbury, nine-year-old gymnast Lucy Harte from Myddle, and street dancer Bethan Pitt, aged 11, from Trefonen.
To enter the competition, acts can send an online video link of their performance to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or they can post a DVD to Harry Cade, School Games Has Got Talent, Energize, Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ.
Performances should last no longer than five minutes. For more details, and to request an application form, contact the Energize team on 01743 297192, call Harry Cade on 07539 377701, or see www.energizestw.org.uk.