AT the end of June, Beath High School Performing Arts Faculty collaborated with cluster primaries to successfully produce the first ever “Beath’s Got Virtual Talent 2020”.

PTC Mrs Maggie Grant said: “Music, drama and all creative industries are crucial to the improvement of mental health and well-being of young people and adults.

"We wanted to offer pupils the opportunity to express themselves creatively and to bring together our school community in a positive way which celebrates their amazing talents.

"Working collaboratively with our seven cluster primary schools; Cowdenbeath, Crossgates, Foulford, Hill of Beath, Kelty, Lumphinnans and St Bride's RC, we received twenty-one video entries ranging from beat boxing to acrobatics on a horse!"

The semi-finals took place June 22 to 25 with two acts each day going through to the final. Video montages of the acts were posted on Beath’s twitter @BeathPerforms with the finalists having their FULL video talent being showcased.

On Friday June 26, the eight finalists were Teegan Gibb (Animation), Bevyn Moyes (Highland Dance), Aimee Anwender (Singing), Adam Wilson (Piano) and Amelia Buchan (Poem).

In third place was Aerin Lethiers with an energetic and characterful dance from Aladdin. In second place was Lana McDougall with her amazing horse vaulter routine.

And in first place and the winner of Beath’s Got Virtual Talent 2020, was Alexander Dewar, S1 pupil from Beath High School, showing everyone his incredible Grade 7 piano skills.

Miss Aisha Ferguson, from Lumphinnans Primary School, said: “It was a huge success. LPS have loved being involved.”

Miss Amy Turk, from Kelty Primary School said: “The videos are great and the event has been a massive success.”

Ms Grant added: "We would like to thank everyone involved with this fantastic event and of course, the young people who shared their talents with us.

"Their enthusiasm, creativity and confidence are inspirational and exemplify what we have always known – that Beath’s Got Talent!"