Faythe school shows off its top tal­ent at in­au­gu­ral show

Wexford People - - NEWS -

PUPILS AT the Faythe School were treated to a top class dis­play of tal­ent re­cently when the first ever ‘The Faythe School’s Got Tal­ent’ show was held at the school.

The idea stemmed from a con­ver­sa­tion had in class one day when pupil Chloe Wilu­brn asked teacher Austin Gregg if he watched any of TV’s many tal­ent shows. She sug­gested that the school should have its own such show.

Mr Gregg sub­se­quently men­tioned the con­ver­sa­tion in the staff room over lunch and promptly found him­self ap­pointed ‘pro­ducer in chief ’ of the in­au­gu­ral ‘The Faythe School’s Got Tal­ent’!

Ably as­sisted by Chloe, Mr Gregg or­gan­ised au­di­tions for those will­ing to take part and from that process, 13 acts were se­lected for the Grand Fi­nal two weeks later. Over the fol­low­ing fort­night, par­tic­i­pants took every op­por­tu­nity they could to prac­tice be­fore tak­ing to the stage in front of a packed hall.

Pupils sang, acted, per­formed gym­nas­tic rou­tines and showed off their com­edy skills. Between each act, Mr Gregg in­ter­viewed each per­former and group be­fore Si­mon Cow­ell, who looked sus­pi­ciously like an­other teacher in the school, gave his judge­ment of the act.

Pupils got the chance to cast their votes af­ter the show be­fore skip­ping away to en­joy their lunch. Votes were counted dur­ing the break and af­ter­wards, the pupils were brought back to the hall for the re­sults.

Sixth class pupil, and self-taught con­tor­tion­ist Dy­lan Dwyer was pre­sented with a beau­ti­ful per­pet­ual tro­phy af­ter he wowed the au­di­ence by eat­ing an ap­ple up­side-down!

Great credit was given to Mr Gregg for tak­ing the idea and run­ning with it so will­ingly. It is hoped that the event will be­come an an­nual one.

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