School’s Got Talent

New Beginnings: Alex Wright, Matt Morley, Harry Smith and Josh Toms of the band Midday Firework and singer/songwriter Josh Knight are all looking forward to using the new Expressive Arts Block at John Flamstead School, Denby.
New Beginnings: Alex Wright, Matt Morley, Harry Smith and Josh Toms of the band Midday Firework and singer/songwriter Josh Knight are all looking forward to using the new Expressive Arts Block at John Flamstead School, Denby.

A GO-ahead school in Denby used the opening of a £1 million facility to show it has definitely got talent.

The new Expressive Arts building at John Flamsteed Community School was officially opened last week.

As part of the celebration, the Derby Road school held a ‘Flamsteed’s Got Talent’ competition. It was won by year 11 singer/songwriter Josh Knight. He said: “Having this new building has helped me to be even more enthusiastic about studying and practising music, and given me confidence to perform and show my talents in front of a wider audience.”

Anita Weddell, head of expressive arts, said: “The opportunities now on offer in music, drama and performance mean that the sky’s the limit for Flamsteed students.”

Cllr Stuart Ellis, of Derbyshire County Council, opened the new building. There was also a bumper autumn fair as part of the celebrations.