This year pupils enjoyed their most successful year ever at Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts, winning a record breaking number of medals and trophies, in both drama and music. In total they won 64 medals, 12 cups and 11 Outstanding Performance Awards in the drama sections and a further four cups for their music.
Over 190 pupils entered 200 classes including Acting, Verse Speaking, Poetry Reading, Sight Reading, Public Speaking and Choral Speaking.
Some memorable performances included Toby Greaves, Freddie Philip-Sorensen and
Conor Brockie performing the hilarious poem ‘London Airport’ by Michael Ronsen, the
audience were thoroughly entertained. Hannah Porter and Katie Smart received an
Outstanding Achievement Award for their wonderful ‘How to Treat the Houseplants’ by
Kit Wright. Lastly, Caitlin Allen received two Outstanding Achievement Awards for her
poem ‘Uncle and Aunty’ by JohnHegley and for her prose reading ‘The Worst Thing
About My Sister’ by Jacqueline Wilson.
Lynne Lawrence, Director of Drama said, “We have some very talented pupils at the Prep School. I am extremely proud of all of them. It is not easy to stand in front of a large audience and deliver a beautifully memorised poem or a moving piece of prose. It takes both a culmination of acting and speaking techniques gained over the academic year and weeks of final preparation; each and every pupil worked incredibly hard and should be delighted with their achievements.”