Duo strike a chord in competition

Scalby School pupils Will Scott, 13, left, and Adie Bishop, 14, have won Scarborough's Got Talent, playing as their group The Switchblades. Presenting thier prizes is Sandra Rees, of Scarborough Safer Communities, which organised the contest. Picture by Andrew Higgins  115032a   14/12/11
Scalby School pupils Will Scott, 13, left, and Adie Bishop, 14, have won Scarborough's Got Talent, playing as their group The Switchblades. Presenting thier prizes is Sandra Rees, of Scarborough Safer Communities, which organised the contest. Picture by Andrew Higgins 115032a 14/12/11

TWO musical students from a Scarborough school hit the high notes to land a special award.

Adrian Bishop and Will Scott, both Year Nine students at Scalby School, claimed top spot in The Coast’s Got Talent contest at Scarborough Rugby Club.

The duo - who both sing and play acoustic and bass guitar in their group The Switchblades - beat off competition from four other acts in their age group to life the crown and were rewarded with a trophy and £25 vouchers each.

They will also spend some time in the recording studios at the University of Hull, Scarborough Campus.

The contest was organised by Street Safe, a partnership between Scarborough Council, The Cambridge Centre, North Yorkshire Police and Youth Support Services.

Sandra Rees, Community Health and Safeguarding Officer, said: “The Coast’s Got Talent 2011 was the first of what we hope will be a yearly event for young people who have talent and want to showcase it.

“The event was one of the ways we look at trying to get young people into positive activities.”