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Outstanding performances at Harrogate Competitive Festival

Terrington Hall pupils delivered accomplished performances across a range of disciplines at the Harrogate Competitive Festival of Music, Speech and Drama.

Children from Years 2 to 8 delivered spoken verse, prepared readings, short acting scenes and more at the prestigious annual event, which is aimed at improving the performing skills of musical, singing and speech and drama students.

This year’s Festival attracted more than 1300 school-age students, and pupils from Terrington Hall were placed in many categories, including first in six of the classes entered. Congratulations to Emilia (two classes), Iris, Theo, Henry and Will for achieving that feat.

The Lower Prep Drama Club, supervised by Head of Lower Prep Doobori Hazorika-Stéphany, also entered two joint performance classes and performed with excellent clarity and panache to be awarded two distinction certificates and second places. This was particularly impressive as they were competing with children up to two years older.

Speech and drama coach Miss Rowena Lloyd said: “Overall, we had two outstanding weekends with the students performing admirably. A total of 21 students from Terrington competed across multiple age groups, categories and disciplines, and every single student represented the school wonderfully, receiving positive comments from volunteers, audience members and adjudicators alike.

 

She added: “Many of our pupils were competing for the first time and did a wonderful job. It’s a huge achievement to get up in front of an audience and perform. They were a credit to the school, performing with enthusiasm and showing fantastic team spirit. Thanks also to parents, teachers, friends and families for their support over these weekends. It is greatly appreciated!

All pupils are involved in a range of sports and co-curricular activities, which promotes their physical fitness, cognitive skills and overall wellbeing.