Congratulations and well done to all pupils who entered the Robertshaw Festival of Music, Speech and Drama held at Beckfoot School in Bingley on the weekend of 8 March. A highlight of Bingley’s arts calendar since 1933, the festival’s goal is to introduce young people to the world of competitive arts and regularly attracts entrants from across the county. This year saw over 250 entries in the speech and drama class alone.
Whilst for the majority of pupils this was the first time they had entered any public speaking competition, most walked away with a certificate of Distinction.
Special mention is due to Alycia Booth in Year 8 who took first place in both the Bible Reading and Duologue classes. In the Poetry section she was awarded joint third place with classmate Aneesa Chowdury.
Year 6 pupils also performed well; Iman Ellahi was awarded joint second place with Malaika Amini in the Prepared Reading and Ayesha Habib came third with her Poetry Reading.
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