Write up by Mrs Annabel Anderson, Terra Nova’s Speech & Drama teacher.

What a lovely time we had this year at the Alderley Edge Festival. I was immensely proud of all
those who took part with wonderful team spirit, friendliness and excellent behaviour from Terra
Nova pupils. Children competed in classes ranging from acting and Shakespeare to verse
speaking and prose reading.

A few were lucky enough to be placed, but in my eyes all were winners on the day and I am
immensely proud of every single performer. The children were all given very positive comments
from the adjudicators and hopefully learned a few tips along the way.

Thank you to all the parents and grandparents for their support on the day and for the huge
amount of practising and helping children to learn their lines at home; it is much appreciated.
Keziah, Jemima and Maya in Year 6 and Phoebe in Year 5 were chosen to perform in the ‘Best of the Festival Finale ‘on Saturday night to an audience of 200 people. The Year 6 girls performed a scene from ‘Macbeth’ by Shakespeare and Phoebe performed ‘Sky in the Pie’ by Roger McGough, a poem for which she was awarded 90 marks by the adjudicator! Mr and Mrs Stewart and I were lucky enough to watch them on the evening.

The results are as follows:
1st place
Hannah D – Year 6 solo drama
Keziah F-S and Maya B – Year 5 and 6 duologue
Edward D and Henry H – Year 4 and under duologue
Will B – Year 4 and 5 Novice Verse speaking
Priya P – Year 5 set poem
Jemima G, Maya B and Keziah F-S – Year 6 and under Shakespeare Group
Keziah F-S – Year 6 prose reading
Phoebe D – Year 5 verse speaking
Isabella P – Year 7 to 9 set poem
Sophia S – Year 7 to 9 verse speaking
Edward D – year 4 prose reading
Matisse D – Year 3 and under prose reading
Matisse D – Year 3 verse speaking
2nd place
Raymond L – Year 4 and 5 Novice verse speaking
Phoebe D – set poem year 5
Oscar D – year 3 set poem
Saskia P – Year 3 prose reading
Priya P – Year 5 verse speaking
Keziah F-S – Year 5 verse speaking
Hannah D – Year 6 set poem
Sophia S – Year 7 to 9 prose reading
Bella B – Year 3 verse speaking
Alex W – Year 5 prose reading
Sienna R – Year 4 prose reading
3rd place
Priya P and Phoebe D – Year 5 and 6 duologue
India L and Saskia P – duo verse speaking
Charlie C – Year 4 prose reading

Sophia S and Isabella P – Year 7 to 9 Shakespeare duologue
India L – Year 3 prose reading
Maya B – Year 6 solo drama con’d…
Henry H – Year 4 prose reading
Eleanor M – Year 4 verse speaking
Bella B – Year 3 prose reading
Phoebe D – Year 5 prose reading
George R – Year 5 verse speaking
Sienna R – Year 4 and under solo drama

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