Arts Festival 2011


 Once again the children in key stage 2 were eager to show their talents to the expectant crowds of children and parents. poetrydancers

We had 13 finalists that performed their song, dance, instrument playing and poetry reciting. They chose from the specified music and poems rehearsed and showed how well they could interpret them to create great performances for an appreciative audience.

There were three judges Mrs Hewson, our Chair of Governors, Mrs Oliff, a strong arts supporter within the local community and of the school, and Mr Smith. Their task was very difficult to decide on the best performances with each category and then an overall winner.singersinstruments





artsIn the poetry reciting category the entrants were Iona Antwis, Benjamin Bracher and Abigail Harding. They all recited On the Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan. Abigail was declared the winner.

The dance category had two performers Cammy Phillips, who won this category and Jasmine Mackie.

Instrumentalists were Daniel Millward, playing the keyboard, Jonathan Tierney, playing the piano, Joshua Donaldson, playing the trumpet and Meranda Bingham, playing the keyboard. Each played a different piece of music. Meranda just edged the judges vote in this category.

Singing Walking on Sunshine were Ella Hardaker, Ben Hillier, Georgia McMahon and Ellie-Mae Fuidge. Once again it was a difficult choice but the category winner was Ellie-Mae.

Finally the overall winner was chosen. This was extremely difficult with the Laurie Oliff Arts Cup being shared by Cammy Phillips and Ellie-Mae Fuidge.

Well done to all of those who entered the festival and especially to the finalists for a great show. You will be able to find all of the photos from the performances in the Music section of the website.