Annual Westport Has Talent show is on December 12 from 6pm

Talent aplenty: Students Cheyenne Campbell, Tayla Jones, Chloe Briggs, Carmen Gowen, Jordan Singh, Lara Waller-Ford, Kimberly Goshorn and Tarryn Wallis.
Talent aplenty: Students Cheyenne Campbell, Tayla Jones, Chloe Briggs, Carmen Gowen, Jordan Singh, Lara Waller-Ford, Kimberly Goshorn and Tarryn Wallis.

STUDENTS from Hastings Secondary College (Westport campus) will show plenty of ability when they dance, sing and flaunt it on stage at the annual Westport Has Talent show on Tuesday December 12.

The school hall will be packed with parents, teachers and friends to watch the sensational show, which features some of the most enthusiastic students in Port Macquarie.

The talent show has been held each year since 2011. Staff member Bernard Browne, along with fellow teacher Lucas Tierney, came up with the idea.

“The whole concert features moderate to severe intellectually challenge students from four classes, around 40 students in total,” said class teacher Stephanie Selby.

“CAPA is part of the curriculum for the kids (and) they have been working very hard.

“We try and do an hour a day or rehearsal. They’re working out the costumes, practising their dance moves and making props.”

Mrs Selbie said the students begin each year asking about the talent show.

“They’re always so excited. It’s something they can look forward to every year,” she said.

“It’s a lot of work, and it can be very stressful, but when it’s all over we’re just so proud. It’s worth all the hard work.

“Just to be on stage, to have their moment in front of family and friends, that is what the kids love.”

Doors open at 6pm and the show commences at 6.30pm. Entry is a gold coin donation and canteen facilities are available.

The first act will be class SL4 who will perform the national anthem. Other acts include a rendition of ‘What did the Fox Say?’ by class SL1, Love Shack dance by class SL4 and a huge dance-a-thon finale by the whole group.