Talent show microphone. Picture: Pixabay.

The show is set to go on for youngsters of West Norfolk who are being invited to showcase their talents.

The West Norfolk’s Got Talent  part two competition is being held online to find the rising stars of tomorrow. 

The competition, open to all primary and secondary pupils across the borough, aims to celebrate the wealth of talent in singing, playing and dancing.

Organised by West Norfolk Academies Trust, which runs 11 primary and secondary schools, entrants do not have to be from trust schools to take part.

Actress sisters Gillian Taylforth alias Kathy Beale in Eastenders, and Kim Taylforth of Hollyoaks, will help to decide the category winners.

“After many months of children being stuck in front of a screen, this is just what they need,” said Hayley Roberts, enrichment officer at Springwood High School in King’s Lynn, one of the trust’s schools. 

“Activities like this are perfect to enrich their lives and learning in order for them to feel motivated again. 

“It’s morale-boosting to be part of something like this, and to be part of a wider group activity, even if it is virtually. 

“Once people can start meeting up out of doors more easily, hopefully we might get some duet entries.” 

The competition was staged in the summer and the organisers were pleasantly surprised by the number of entries. 

“We really didn’t expect there to be such a response so we had to open up more prize categories to cope with demand,” said Ms Roberts.  

“I know that some of the then-Year Six entrants went on to join choirs when they started at secondary school, so that’s a really positive response. 

“This time it’s running in term-time, and entries can be made right up until the end of term, so we’re hoping for another great response. 

“Last time the main winners were from West Winch, Wisbech Grammar and our own Springwood High. That was great because it meant that the trust was able to share its resources with the wider local community.”

For entry details see the website: www.westnorfolkacademiestrust.co.uk