West London’s Got Talent

West London's Got Talent!

Kensington and Chelsea College students showed-off their entrepreneurial prowess as they prepared to stage their own West London version of the hit ITV series Britain’s Got Talent.

12 students from the College’s Alternative Schools Programme were challenged to plan, stage and evaluate an event as part of their course.

The ambitious group decided to stage a cross-college Talent Show featuring staff and students and is now in the final stages of the production which is due to take place on Thursday March 17.

Planning for the production started in early January with group members taking on tasks including event publicity, ticket sales and venue research to bring the project together.

The eagerly awaited show features an array of acts that have been whittled down from a series of auditions held at the college. The final creme of the crop include singers, poets, dancers and comedians all vying for the coveted title of ‘Talent Act of the Year’.

A judging panel will reveal the winning act on the night, and the lucky winner is in line to walk off with a selection of top prizes donated by local businesses.

Tristan Bearman, Course Director for the College’s Alternative Schools Programme, said:

‘The students have really thrown themselves in to the project and have worked hard to ensure the Talent Show is a success.’

‘By staging the entire event themselves the students have developed a range of skills in a creative way.’

‘The Alternative Schools Programme is very much about finding creative and practical ways to engage and develop students who are not in mainstream education.’

The event is being held at the college’s Wornington Centre from 5-7.30pm. Tickets cost £3 and can be purchased by calling Student Learning Mentor Aaron Takyi on 0208 969 9830.