Youngsters show they are the future stars in West Yorkshire Police contest

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Talented young singers, dancers and musicians took to the stage to prove they had what it takes to become Future Stars.

Acts from around the city have taken part in the regional heats of the talent contest hosted by West Yorkshire Police.

On Monday night youngsters from schools in the North West neighbourhood police team (NPT) area battled it out in front of a judging panel which included Frances Wood, 18, from Wrenthorpe who starred on BBC 1 talent show, The Voice.

The winners were Imogen Priestley from Horbury Bridge Academy and Fran Kirk from Horbury Academy.

Last Thursday it was the turn of children from the Central NPT area who took part in another regional heat held at Thornes Park.

The winners, Impact from Methodist J&I School and Misfits from Cathedral Academy, will go on to compete in the district final next month.

Sgt Rob Brook, of the Central NPT, said: “We are grateful to our community volunteers, councillors and teachers, who gave up their own time to make the event special and our sponsors, Toys R US, Asda, Morrisons, Thorntons, Sainsbury’s, Nando’s, Cineworld and Frankie & Benny’s, who kindly provided prizes.

“I know that the audience were really impressed by the talent on display from young people in Wakefield District.”

The winners from both heats have already won £500 for their schools.

The grand final will take place at Theatre Royal Wakefield on March 1 where the overall winner will win £3,000 for their school. The competition is funded by through cash seized from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Log onto www.wakefield to see a slideshow of the event.




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