Fleetwood High School’s  hall was buzzing with excitement last Wednesday evening, as their annual Talent Spotters event took place.

Twelve acts competed to be crowned winners and have their name engraved on the coveted  Talent Spotters trophy.  Students from all year groups performed in the school’s hall, purpose built to convert into a theatre.  Acts ranged from rock bands to hoola hoop dancing.  Eventual winners were one of the high school’s bands,  Solvent Free, who performed their own song ‘Living In Jealousy’. Lead singer Courtney Cooper said, “I was really shocked that we won because all the other acts were amazing.”  She also told us that, “Living In Jealousy has been recorded at the Play Music Academy and is coming out in September.”  Solvent Free won, closely followed by runner up Steph Hodgson from Year 10, who raised the roof with an inspiring performance of Michael Buble’s “Feeling Good.”  Year Nine’s Daniel Anderton came third with a very strong rendition of “A Team” by Ed Sheeran.

The school were thrilled to host Radio Wave’s breakfast show presenters Ged and Hayley who, alongside local dance specialist and coach Michelle Hughes, independently judged the competition. Ged and Hayley spoke very highly about the quality of the performing arts they had seen at the high school on their radio show the next day. Ged said, “The standard of acts was really high with a real variation of performers on show.” He added, “Choosing a winner was a difficult decision to make, there were so many talented students.”