Meadow Hall Education, a subsidiary of Meadow Hall Group (MHG), recently organised an event to mark the end of Easter term. The event titled â€œMeadow Hall’s Got Talentâ€ was organised for pupils of Meadow Hall Junior School between the ages of seven to 11 years.
The show was aimed at discovering and nurturing talents in children as early as possible. The event was held recently at the school’s main auditorium and the judges were Mr. Jude Abaga aka M.I. (a Nigerian Rapper and Hip Hop Artiste), Mrs. Sarah Ariyoh (Dance instructor/entrepreneur), Mr. Segun Lawal (President of Spirit of David dance club) and Evy Jean-Pierre Eze (Architect/ex international super model).
The Talent Show comprised of dance, music (vocals and instruments) and acting.
M.I applauded all the parents for their support and extra training given to their children at home. He further stated, â€œI didnâ€™t know I would turn out to be a musician but my parents encouraged me. I learnt about music; I was playing the keyboard and my habit of raps paid offâ€. He appreciated the pupils for their talents and excellent performances, and encouraged parents to be involved in their childrenâ€™s talents discovery. He also thanked the organiser, Meadow Hall Education for this wonderful initiative.
According to Mrs. Sarah Ariyoh, a judge at the event, â€œall the participants were amazing because being able to face a large audience and still be composed enough to perform very well without stage fright is a daunting task for manyâ€. She went further to urge schools to help children discover and nurture their talents.
The event ended with Miss Samara William (Year 6) taking the first position in Dancing, the Jay brothers(Years 3 and 4) came second in Piano and Joanne Obasanya(Year 6) came third in dancing. The winners were presented with cash awards of N70,000:00, N 40,000:00 and N20,000:00 respectively.
Meadow Hall Education is focused on grooming life-long learners and building a learning organisation that is conversant with the use of 21st century methodologies and strategies.