Wembley students prove that Copland’s got talent

Secondary school holds annual event which hones in on pupils’ skills

Students at a Wembley school proved that you don’t need to be glued to X-factor and Britain’s Got Talent to witness the latest hot talent.

A gifted group of youngsters battled it out on stage at Copland’s Got Talent held at Copland Community School, in Cecil Avenue, Wembley, on Friday

An audience of around 300 pupils enjoyed the annual event which sees five diverse acts pit their skills against each other as they are cheered on by a raucous crowd in the school hall.

This year, three singers, a magician and a dance and beat boxing troupe were all gunning for the grand prize, a glittering trophy and tickets for the Olympic Games.

Vnita Sroa, PE teacher at the school and organiser of the event for the last two years praised the evening’s entertainment.

She said: “It was really great fun and enjoyed by everyone, the students loved it, even the ones who were not performing.”

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This year, for the first time, students could text who they wanted to win in attempt to make the competition more interactive.

However, the votes were so close that the judging panel, including head teacher Graeme Plunkett had to decide on a winner.

Eventually, 12-year-old singer, Kamiylah Watkins was crowned the winner, with magician, Magic Mo taking second spot.

Members of staff also left their dignity at the door and took to the stage to perform a dance and singing session.

Ms Sroa added: “It’s a really fun event and we try and get everyone involved, including all the staff and students to make it a really fun night.”