In 2019 the Erdington Talent Show got bigger than ever. Some Houses had over 16 acts wanting a place in their House final. Following some fiercely competitive auditions, which showcased a range of talent, the judges chose 5 acts for their House finals. All students who took place in the auditions showed real ambition and received House points for their participation.
During the week beginning the 11th of February the show started with a bang with Arden Has Got Talent. The judges – Ms Colvin, Ms Love and our Head Girl, Sumaiya Khanum had a very difficult decision to make. They put forward a phenomenal speech duo which pleased a sell out audience. Dean, Mercia and Sherwood followed again to sell out audiences who were thoroughly entertained. By Friday the buzz around our school was palpable. Students were fighting for a place just to view the final which had sold out on Thursday. Ms Cook joined the judging panel as our very own Simon Cowell. On the stage was a product of Ambition, Dedication and Excellence and all the acts showed tremendous courtesy and respect for one another. The finalists were: Sam Waterworth (Mercia, Song), Zahid Sajid and Nom Mlalzahi (Arden, poetry) Johnathon and Prosper (Dean, breakdancing) and Tisharn Waters, Taizhai Mcfarlane, Jessica Mensah, Saher Saqib, Tajay Perry and Phrell Woodhouse (Sherwood, Dance).
Has Erdington got talent? Yes it has and it has some very inspirational members of staff who never fail to motivate and go above and beyond for our students. Thank you in particular to Ms Hassan, Ms Robinson, Ms Bryan and Ms Begum who gave up their lunchtimes and evenings to ensure students could shine. The event itself raised £400 for the charities of each House: Sherwood – Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Arden – Teenage Cancer Trust, Mercia – Spurgeons and Dean – Stonewall.