SLP superstars get ready to showcase their talents for a second year

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Children from across all Stanley Learning Partnership schools are getting ready to showcase their talents in the SLP Superstars Showcase 2020.

SLP Superstars Showcase 2020, the second of its kind, is a three-month initiative running in partnership with Stanley Town Council and sponsor; Rustica Italian Restaurant.  Children from all four SLP schools; South Stanley Infant & Nursery School, South Stanley Junior School, Bloemfontein Primary School and Greenland Community Primary School, have taken part in local auditions battling it out for a place in the ‘live’ show, giving them an opportunity to shine outside of the classroom.  

Auditions began in January with over 70 children across the partnership taking part.  Judges selected a total of 26 acts who will now star in the SLP Superstars Showcase 2020 at the Civic Hall, Stanley on Friday 13th March.

Stanley Learning Partnership CEO Mark Stewart said:

“This initiative has been an opportunity for our children to showcase their many talents.  Having a platform to express yourself and participate in the arts is equally as important to SLP as maths and Literacy.

The SLP Superstars Showcase 2020 is a chance for us to see our children in a different light, irrespective of age, academic ability or background.  The final acts have been created by the children; they have chosen their own music, choreographed their own dances and written their own sketches.  Staff have then worked alongside them to create something imaginative and unique.  

The children that perform in the show are a huge credit to their families, teachers and friends.  Their creativity and work ethic are outstanding as they have endlessly rehearsed to perfect their performances.”

So as to give as many children as possible the chance to participate, the show will also include performances from the SLP Collaborative Choir; a choir featuring choristers from all four schools.

Leader of Stanley Town Council Cllr Les Timbey said:

“Stanley Town Council are honoured to be part of the SLP Superstars Showcase for a second year.  

This initiative is a chance for children’s talents to develop and their confidence, resilience and determination to grow.

We have watched with delight how the final acts have grown from being nervous in their first audition to the superstars you will see perform onn stage.

The SLP Superstars Showcase 2020 has given STC the chance to support the children of our community and create a platform for them to shine which we hope will open doors and create new opportunities for them as they grow.”

The SLP Superstars Showcase 2020 takes place on Friday 13th March at Civic Hall Stanley.  Tickets are available from the Box Office or online at Adults are £5 and under 12s £3.