CREATIVE youngsters got to show off their skills with a Britain’s Got Talent-style event.

Thirteen acts battled it out at The Oaks Secondary School, in Spennymoor, today (Tuesday, July 16).

First place went to street dance group Attitude, singer Andrew Kidd came second with his version of James Arthur’s Impossible and third place went to a Year 9 band, which was made up of Matthew Lupton, Ami Boorman, Chloe Barker and Emily Walker.

Radio broadcaster Paul Gough, BBC Radio Tees presenter John Foster and teacher Lee Davis acted as judges and compering the event was The Northern Echo’s Peter Barron.

Assistant headteacher Martin Tweddle said: “It has been really good. We originally had more than 40 acts enter so we held auditions to narrow it down.

“All the ideas came from the pupils. They did really well.”

In addition to the talent show, the school was presented with a cheque for £1,300 from the masons, taking the total donated by the group to more than £50,000.