Southam's Got Talent 2017
Park Lane Monopoly
The superb Year 9 band Park Lane took their chance and swept to a popular victory at Southam's Got Talent 2017. Impressive lead singer Lucas Evans was well supported by drummer Matt Baker and guitarists Seb Priest and Ruairidh Macleod, as they brought the house down with the rendition of Take Me Out! They were pushed hard by sensational gymnast Hayden Clamp whose action packed routine contained a straight back somersault with full twist. Third place was shared between the beautiful harmonies of Maisie White and Molly Versey and the expressive voice and piano playing of Liberty Walton.
It was a real community chest of an evening with thirty-five acts performing superbly to entertain a captivated audience! With over seventy students performing it was an evening that made you appreciate how fabulous Southam College students are. A significant characteristic of the evening was the incredible support the students offered each other. Another re-occurring theme was the dedication to practice shown by the students, to make the most of their talents and ensure outstanding performances. The Sports Acro/Dance group 'Pink Ladies' typified this with lunchtime practices taking place in the gym on a daily basis for weeks! Georgia Smith was given particular praise for her brilliant dance performance and the resilience she had shown in bouncing back from an unsuccessful audition the previous years to become one of the top acts of the night.
We did get out of jail on the first night when a power failure backstage with just two minutes to we pass go. Thankfully, some swift action led to the fantastic student technical crew being able to put on two fabulous nights of excellent lighting, sound and prop changes. The team is led by Year 10 Andrew Montague, whose outstanding commitment ensures the technical side of the show is professionally delivered. He is fabulously supported by Ollie Stuart, Tommy Cole, Emma Grier, Joel Hassell, Luke Chambers and Hugh Cave.
It was great to know that staff, students and parents left the school, went down Welsh Road West and onto Coventry Street with huge smiles on their faces.