Published On: Mon, Jun 30th, 2014 on 3:27 pm

Exceed-ing talent: Winners crowned in Bradford school talent show

Exceed Got Talent Bradford

Young singers, hula hoopers, and rappers hailing from different Bradford primary schools joined local stars in the finale of a local talent competition.

Held at the Willowfield Centre, students aged from as young as five took part in the annual Exceed Got Talent competition, now in its fourth year.

The event was organised by Exceed Extended Services, a partnership of primary schools in the BD7 and BD8 postcode areas that provides activities to help meet the needs of pupils, families and the wider community.

Nadia Hussain, leader of extended learning and services at Exceed, told the Yorkshire Standard: “One of the most important aspects for Exceed is to develop confidence and the aim of the event was to develop pupils confidence in front of people.”

Pupils took part in auditions at their own schools and the winners from each school came together for the finals.

Ms Hussain added: “There were a range of acts, so it wasn’t just dancing and singing. Some people performed individually whilst some performed as a group.

“But more schools are taking part each year, and it is getting harder to judge because it is getting tougher in deciding the winners.”

The winner of the Key Stage 1 group was singer Sahara Khan from Lidget Green Primary School.

A singing duo named the Cup Girls from Princeville Primary School won the Lower Key Stage 2 group, whilst dancer Harris Hussain from Horton Grange Primary School won in the Upper Key Stage 2 group.

The judging panel consisted of a representative from the Punjabi Roots Academy, the SonAash dancing duo, and local singer Ibraheem Ayaz.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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