College students shine bright at All Stars event

Our annual student talent show was revamped this year to give our students opportunities to showcase a skill or activity of their choosing. Our All Stars event was held virtually, with students pre-recording their fabulous talents before we all watched them. Here are some of the ways that students explored their creativity and showmanship.

Students Jordan and Charlie performing in the Henshaws All Stars event

Singing (and rapping!)

Several of our students chose to sing along to one of their favourite songs. We heard Mounika sing along to the Disney Frozen classic Let It Go, Jordan singing Sweet Caroline (pictured), Rebecca performing to a Take That song, Mason singing Burn by Ellie Goulding and Lara with a lovely rendition of Over the Rainbow. Not forgetting Shafiq who performed a fantastic rap of Chipmunk’s Chip Diddy Chip.

More musical masterpieces

Joe showed us his talents playing the drums and Marnie played the piano while she performed a song called Mindfulness, which she also wrote herself. Follow the video link to watch Marnie perform this very special song. Jessica and Sam also gave us a fantastic performance to The Greatest Showman This is Me.

Student Patrick using a special support to move around without his wheelchair

Dancing and moving

Our students have got some amazing moves! We loved watching Alex, Emma, Lily and Charlie showing off their dancing skills. We also saw Patrick using a support to move round the sports hall without his wheelchair. And Flora demonstrated her favourite Tai Chi moves. If you’d like to have a go at Tai Chi yourself, then be sure to check out our Tai Chi with Lee videos.

Quizzes and performances

Sebastian took on the challenge of a quiz all about his specialist subject of Thomas the Tank Engine. And Chloe wowed us all with her geographical knowledge while completing a rendition of the Animaniacs Nations of the World.

Our employability and supported internship students created a meme compilation all about lockdown, with Sarah featuring as Boris Johnson. Rebecca also showcased some amazing magic tricks.

Student Sebastian smiling at the camera
Plasticine clay models created by our students featuring in a stop motion animation

Getting creative

Keen photographer Rosie shared with us all some photos that she had taken throughout the college year, and Holly told us all about her artwork. Our Independence and Autism Education students crafted some impressive characters out of plasticine clay which they used to create a stop motion animation.

Eve showcased her baking skills, making a lemon cake and a shepherds pie which looked absolutely delicious!

And that’s not all!

We didn’t have space to feature every student that took part, but a final mention to Simon who gave a tour of the college campus, telling us about the different buildings and some of the classrooms. He also used technology to make the video into a graphic style which was really original and creative.

Absolutely amazing work everyone!

Student Simon giving a tour of the college

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Heather
Heather is Marketing Manager at Henshaws and responsible for promoting our services in Yorkshire, including Henshaws Specialist College and the Arts & Crafts Centre.