On Wednesday and Thursday last week pupils from years 7-10 competed in the Eskdale festival. In the group drama class, where pupils had to create their own 5 minute piece of drama, two groups were placed joint third. Well done to Very Superstitious from year 7 and Emmeline Pankhurst: A Suffragette from year 8.

Earlier in the week a group of 18 students travelled into Whitby to compete in the Shakespeare solo and poetry composition classes. Emie-May Burnett in year 7  and Lola Wilson in year 9 came 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Shakespeare solo class, performing a short monologue. Emie had an excellent afternoon also winning two poetry classes, one for composing her own work and a second for performing ‘First day at school’ by Roger McGough. Joseph Salt in year 7 was also placed in the poetry composition class with a piece based on Macbeth.

Later Sophie Asprey in year 10 came 1st in the year 11 and under class; performing as Helena from A Midsummer Nights Dream. Laura Callendar came 2nd in the same class performing a very difficult section of Romeo and Juliet.

Congratulations to all the pupils who took part. Mrs Jeeves is very proud of you all!

EmieMay with certificates from Eskdale Festival 7-3-17