Children from The Firs School competed in the Chester Competitive Festival of Performing Arts, held at The Kings School on Saturday 17th March 2018.
The Chester festival is a speech and drama competition affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech. The children who entered the festival from The Firs School had been working hard selecting and preparing verse speaking and prose reading pieces of literature to enter in to the festival. Not only was this fun for the children, it encouraged and introduced the children to enjoy new literature as well as teaching the children good technique and skills for public speaking.
The children’s hard work paid off with fantastic results. Many of our children received Merit, Commended and Distinction with
placed results as follows:
Eleanor J 1st Place Verse Speaking
Eleanor J 1st Place Prose Reading
Connie D 1st Place Verse Speaking
Freddie L 2nd Place Verse Speaking
Connie D 2nd Place in the Prose Reading
James H 3rd Place Solo Acting
The children performed their prepared pieces in front of a large audience, with adjudication at the end of the class. The classes were large with an average of 30 children in a class. The Firs pupil’s performances were all excellent; they are all a credit to both the school and themselves.