Olympics, Young people

Calling all magicians, singers, dancers and acrobats

Surrey County Council is calling on young performers from across the county to enter the biggest school talent contest ever to take place in Surrey.

Students aged seven to 16 can film their 2012 Games inspired acts and post them on YouTube to enter the Surrey Schools Have Talent competition for their chance to perform during an Olympic celebration event.

The public will be able to vote for their favourite performances and the most popular will be invited to showcase their skills in front of a packed audience including a celebrity panel at G Live in Guildford on 23 June.

The overall winner will get professional mentoring and make history by performing at Stoke Park on 20 July as part of celebrations to welcome the Olympic torch relay to Guildford.

Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games, said: “We want to see all types of performers from choirs and dancers to bands and magicians come together to celebrate the Games and showcase Surrey’s homegrown talent. The competition could uncover Britain’s next rising star.”

The talent quest is part of the P&G Surrey School Games, organised by Surrey County Council to get more young people involved in sport and cultural activities in the lead up to London 2012.  It will see up to 6,000 young people compete in more than 50 sport and art competitions over 150 days.

To enter, students need to film their performance, post it on YouTube and send a link to the video along with an application form to schoolgames@surreycc.gov.uk by midnight on April 30.

Visit www.gosurrey.info/havetalent to download an application form and for more details on how to enter.

Students from Woolmer Hill School perform a dance to celebrate the launch of the 2012 P&G Surrey School Games

 

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For more information, journalists can contact Surrey County Council media officer Nicole Herlihy on 020 8541 8039 or email nicole.herlihy@surreycc.gov.uk

 

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