Talent show at Great Eccleston Copp CE Primary School marks Blackpool Grand's big anniversary

Youngsters at Great Eccleston Copp CE Primary School know how to celebrate.

By Sonja Astbury
Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 9:27 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 10:27 am
Football skills at Copp CE talent show
Football skills at Copp CE talent show

Pupils from the village school have been marking the 125th anniversary of Blackpool’s Grand Theatre with their own little show.

Each year, the school holds a talent contest, showcasing the amazing talents of pupils.

Every child has a chance to audition and three finalists are chosen from each class to take part in the grand finale.This year’s judges were Steve Royle – comedian/radio presenter/writer/actor and juggler – and retired detective Mick Gradwell, who was once Blackpool’s most senior investigating officer.

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Talented youngsters showcased their skills at Great Eccleston Copp CE talent show

An audience, including parents, attended the final show which included joke telling, pupils creating science experiments, gymnastic displays and singing/playing the piano.

The overall winner was Matthew Lawrenson in Year Six, who recited his own poem while doing some magic at the same time, and runner-up was Charlie Craven in Year Three, who used sign language to tell the story of Christina Perri’s hit, A Thousand Years.

Headteacher Beverley Melvin said: “ It never fails to amaze me not just how talented our pupils are, but also how fearless they appear, when standing up on stage and performing to so many people.”

Steve Royle with winner Matthew
Steve Royle and Michael Gradwell with runner-up Charlie
Great Eccleston The Copp held a talent show to mark Blackpool Grand's 125th anniversary
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Steve Royle gives the thumbs up to Copp CE Primary School's talented young performers