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Tameside’s Got Talent.
Friday 25th April 2014 @ 15:30 by Anna Fletcher

Artsync.cropped Ashton School of Dancing

Tameside’s got talent – and that’s official after 200 young people were presented with Arts Award certificates from ‘Trinity College London’ for participating in the arts.

The awards were presented by Councillor Joe Kitchen the Civic Mayor of Tameside, during a special celebration evening held at Dukinfield Town Hall.

The award is very similar to a Duke of Edinburgh and can be given out for a number of different activities.

Most of this year’s certificates were presented to the dancers who took part in the Tameside pantomime Cinderella.

Others went to groups who took part in the council’s Summer Reading Challenge.

There are also activities around the First World War, nature and the Arts team have also been working with Brownies and Scouts for the award.

Head of Culture for Tameside Council, Emma Varnam, said: “It’s a serious qualification, they’ve had to think about their opinions and about creating new work.

“That is then moderated and they get an award from Trinity College in London for their work.

“It’s a marvellous achievement for those individual children and it really develops their skills.”

More on this story and plenty more pictures in this week’s (24th April) Tameside Reporter.