Wow! What a fantastic (and exhausting) week we have had at the Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama. All the children entered delivered polished performances with great confidence and enthusiasm. The week started off with a bang as we gained 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Year 2 class (a feat we have never achieved before!) and 2nd place in the Year 3 category. St. George’s competitors went on to gain many more places and accolades throughout the week, ending on a brilliant high on Friday afternoon with our final entrant, Kelly, achieving 1st place in the Year 4 group. I was so proud of the spirit of good sportsmanship shown by all our entrants. They gave each other unwavering support throughout the week and celebrated each other’s achievements with genuine pride in their schoolmates. A huge congratulations to all our entrants and a big thank you to all their parents for their support.
Mrs Newman and I could hardly believe it was that time of year again. The first week in March brought with it this year’s Bedfordshire Festival of Music and Speech and Drama. We had a great variety of poems to show this year; some very funny, some a little scary, some rather mysterious and all needing a lot of work to get just right. The children, as usual, practiced tirelessly; taking on board our comments and putting their own unique twists on their poems.
Our week started and finished on highs with us claiming third place on our first day and first place on our last day, with many placings and wonderful achievements in between. We were, once again, so proud of the courage, confidence and good behavior each one of our children demonstrated throughout the process.
We felt it only right to treat them at the end of what was an exhausting week, and could think of no better way to do that than a trip to Pizza Hut, which was immensely enjoyed by all! Well done and congratulations to all the participants and thank-you once again to all the parents, brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles and grandparents who came to support the children throughout the week.
Last term we took eight children to the Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama. After last year’s fantastic success when we entered our oldest pupils, this year we decided to take the children from across the school, some as young as Year 2. We were so proud of the way all our pupils conducted themselves with confidence and maturity and, as is so often the case when we take children out of school, their exemplary behaviour and presentation was noted by many. We had a fantastic week and achieved two 1st places, two 2nd places and five 3rd places in Verse Speaking and Prepared Reading.
For more information regarding Speech and Drama at St Georges, please speak to Ellie Plater.