Northumberland’s got talent

The winner of the Northumberland Youth Cabinet entertainment competition, "Talent", were "Like brother like sister" Connor and Lauren Scott, (front), a dance act from Blyth seen here after receiving their trophy. Surrounding them are from left, the event organisers, cabinet members, Bridget Donaldson and Finola Fitzpatrick, the evening's host Troy Moorhouse, third place winners, "Insert witty name here" from Hexham and the runner-up Ivy Chui from Morpeth..
The winner of the Northumberland Youth Cabinet entertainment competition, "Talent", were "Like brother like sister" Connor and Lauren Scott, (front), a dance act from Blyth seen here after receiving their trophy. Surrounding them are from left, the event organisers, cabinet members, Bridget Donaldson and Finola Fitzpatrick, the evening's host Troy Moorhouse, third place winners, "Insert witty name here" from Hexham and the runner-up Ivy Chui from Morpeth..

TALENTED teenagers showed their skills in a charity event at Morpeth’s high school.

A competition was organised by the Northumberland Youth Cabinet at King Edward VI School, where its pupils competed against acts from other schools, including Queen Elizabeth High in Hexham and St Benet Biscop High in Bedlington, as well as from the adult learning centre.

A total of £1,000 was raised for Centrepoint, which houses and supports more than 800 vulnerable homeless young people every day.

The top prize of £250 went to dance act Like Brother Like Sister, Connor and Lauren Scott. Lauren and Connor, who attend St Benet Biscop and St Wilfrid’s Middle School in Blyth respectively, performed in the style of Moose and Camille from the film Step up 3.

Second prize went to KEVI student Ivy Chui, who performed Avril Lavigne’s song Innocence.

Third place was awarded to Insert witty name here, from Hexham, who performed a medley of songs.

Northumberland Executive Member for Children and Young People Lesley Rickerby said: “The weeks of hard work that I know the youth cabinet and young people put into this event certainly paid off.

“All of the acts were fantastic and it was great to see the talent our county has to offer.

“I would like to congratulate all of those involved on this achievement and they should be very proud of the money they have raised for Centrepoint.”

The prizes were awarded by a panel of judges made up of members of the Youth Cabinet, volunteers and representatives from Centrepoint.

Youth Cabinet member Finola Fitzpatrick said: “We are delighted that the event was such a success.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the event such a great night and hope we can do this again in the future.”