The winners of the annual “Festival of Talent” for young people across the district’s schools have been selected following the recent finals.
Singers, dancers and other entertainers from over thirty schools took part in the event.
The City of Bradford Festival of Talent was created by former Lady Mayoress Elizabeth Sharp as a way of for pupils to express themselves and show off their skills in a variety of fields outside the classroom.
Winners of the contest will join the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Coun Geoff Reid at City Hall for afternoon tea, receive a trophy and perform at the Bradford Schools Prom next month.
The Winner of the Primary section of the City of Bradford Festival of Talent was Molly Softley from Wibsey Primary School. The runner-up was Antoni Modlinski from Low Ash Primary School. Molly performed an exquisite contemporary dance while Antoni displayed his lovely voice in a song.
The Secondary section was won by the Bradford Academy Choir with a very polished choral performance. The runner-up was Annabelle Parish, a lovely vocalist from Titus Salt School (Sixth Form).
Children across the Bradford district are invited to try out some new sports, reignite an interest in more traditionally popular sports or bust some moves dance at classes over the February half-term holidays.
Bradford Council’s sport and leisure service is organising the Base Camps and Dance Camps which are the ideal way to keep youngsters occupied during the school break.
The Base Camps offer the opportunity for children aged 5 to 13 to try out activities like trampolining, dodge ball and volleyball as well as have a go at more popular sports such as football, cricket, basketball and athletics.
The camps will take place at Zara Sports Centre Heaton from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February and at Richard Dunn Sports Centre from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23.
The sessions run from 9am to 3.30pm and kids will need to bring suitable kit with trainers and a packed lunch with drinks.
Children can attend the full five day or three day camps or can just do individual days.
The five day camp cost £56 for the first child and £42 for additional children. The three day camp costs £34 per child £26 for additional children and day sessions cost £14 a child. Bradford Leisure cardholders (formerly Passport to Leisure) can take part in day sessions for £11.
The Dance Camps are being led by Dance for Life and include street dance, break dance and musical theatre. On the final day of Dance Camp the youngsters will hold a performance to show off their newly acquired skills.
The Dance camps will be at Zara Sports Centre Heaton from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February from 10am – 3.00pm. Children can attend the full five day or can just do individual days.
The five day camp costs £50 for the first child and £38 for additional children and day sessions cost £12. Bradford Leisure cardholders (formerly Passport to Leisure) can take part in day sessions for £9.
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Sustainability, said: “Our Base Camps and Dance Camps are always very popular and are a great way for youngsters to try things, improve their skills and make new friends in a safe and enjoyable environment. I’m sure they will have lots of fun.”