Pupils from our partner schools in London, Birmingham and Greater Manchester, recently took to the stage to perform in the annual City Year’s Got Talent grand final, held across all of the three cities.
Each act had beaten stiff competition to represent their respective schools and the standard was exceptionally high across the board. Acts ranged from gymnastics, singing, dancing, guitar and ukulele playing to beat boxing and blind drumming. Each act had been supported by volunteers from City Year, who dedicated many break and lunch times to helping pupils prepare for their ‘big night’.
David Gibson, Head of Site at City Year Birmingham and one of the judges, said: “I thought this was City Year’s Got Talent but after that performance we should be looking at Britain’s Got Talent! I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate all those who took part, from the early auditions, right through to the final – you’re all winners.
“This event is about building confidence and giving pupils a platform to show off their talents. Day in day out, our City Year volunteers are in school, encouraging pupils to do their best and believe in themselves – both academically but also through extra-curricular activities. City Year’s Got Talent is a really important part of that. I can’t wait until next year!”
Another group of primary school pupils summed up the mood: “We feel totally amazing because we’ve worked so hard to get here.”