CHILDREN at a Cefn Mawr school proved they’ve got the X-Factor as they wowed teachers and parents in a talent contest.
Acts ranging from comedy and magic to singing, hula-hooping and even breakdancing were on offer at the Ysgol Min-Y-Ddol’s Got Talent contest.
Children as young as three performed in the competition at the school on Lon Plas Kynaston.
And star of the show was little Lily-May Jones, whose singing went down a storm with judges Dyfed and Julie Thomas.
Her warbling was so good head judge Mrs Thomas, who has performed professionally, offered the starlet the chance to attend a Grease theatre workshop next week.
Other winners included James and Michael Morrison, who won the group category with a magical mystery show, and Caitlin Holmam, who won the singles category.
And after the children had finished showcasing their skills, Ysgol Min-Y-Ddol headteacher Catrin Pritchard and deputy head Lyn Edwards got in the spirit with a hula-hoop display.
Shannon Mainwaring, school secretary, said: “Quite a bit of work went into it. One of the school staff had the idea of doing it after school as a bit of a fundraiser.
“The school's PTFA – Ffrindiau Min y Ddol – deserve a special mention for all of their hard work in arranging the event and the children for working so hard on their acts.
“We got hold of a stage and had people doing special background graphics and lighting.
“It was really good and the kids were really excited.
“Everyone is saying it was a big success and the pupils enjoyed it so much.”
The school now plans to turn the event, which raised £130, into an annual fundraiser.
The money raised will be put towards a new playground.
Miss Mainwaring added: “Everything goes back to the kids but obviously a playground costs lots of money.”
Money was raised through tickets, which were sold for £1 and refreshments on offer for the parents in attendance.