They sing, dance, show off mad soccer skills and even impressive virtual gaming talents. That is only naming a few of the entries in École Viscount Alexander’s online talent show.
Teacher and organizer, Jennifer Tessier, says the online show started as an activity to make up for the postponement of their school musical due to COVID-19, but the idea quickly turned into so much more.
“We were surprised at how much more inclusive the talent show could be by holding it online,” Tessier explained. “Students were taking part in activities that they otherwise might not have been able to present in a school gymnasium.”
Tessier said this project brought their school community together in ways no one could have imagined. The production inspired people to support each other from afar.
“The student entries are co-mingled with some from staff in order to put together a package of entertainment on YouTube that represents the whole school,” Tessier said.
The show includes spirited commentary from four judges, teachers Jennifer Tessier, Michael Pauley and Leslie Duhamel along with her daughter Ashley.
“The feedback from parents has been so heartwarming and complimentary! I guess it was just perfect timing to showcase Viscounts’ super talented students.”
The show can be viewed here: École Viscount Alexander’s Online Talent Show