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Brighouse got talent: sisters are doing it for themselves

When primary kids take the stage at the annual talent show, without pushy parents adding any polish, the glory is all theirs

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I’ve just been to a talent show at my daughter’s new school. I use the word advisedly. Like any teacher to have taught through the heyday of the TV talent show, I’ve sat through my fair share of primary school homages to the genre, always as part of my designated duties. Now I was crowding into the school hall on the hottest evening of the year and paying for the privilege.

The room was humid and exuded an ambiance peculiar to all school halls: a heady aroma of boiled vegetables and hot dust with top notes of floor polish and sweaty feet.

At the front, the judges sat in state on their yellow ...

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