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Students audition for Newport's Got Talent - with pictures

By Dominic Robertson | Newport | Telford entertainment | Published:

Students performed their best dance routines, comedy and music as part of the auditions for Newport's Got Talent.

The auditions took place in front of a panel of judges, which included an eight foot unicorn.

The Newport's Got Talent charity show, featuring children of secondary school age, will now take place on March 16 at Hamilton Hall.

It will not be a competition, but a celebration of the range of talent on offer in the town.

And on Friday, people hoping to take part in the big day auditioned in Haberdashers' Adams' Hamilton Hall.

Sparkle the Unicorn and the town's mayor Councillor Peter Scott were some of those on the judging panel.

Councillor Scott said they had been bowled over by the efforts from the youngsters auditioning.

He said: "It was really, really good. We had dancers, singers, a guitarist, a gymnast and a pair of comedians.

"We could not separate them so they have all gone through.

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"They are all from the secondary school and it is fair to say Newport has talent! I hope everyone will come along on March 16, it will be well worth the price of admission."

All money raised going to help going to VICTA, a charity that supports children who are blind or partially sighted.

Sparkle, an anonymous teacher from the town, is also raising funds for VICTA by running the London Marathon in April.

The auditions were open to students from secondary schools across the town.

Tickets for the show will be available nearer the time and all the proceeds will go towards VICTA.

A group of Year 10 volunteers at Haberdashers’ Adams are also working hard to support Sparkle as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award.

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