Oundle Festival 2018
Thirty students ranging from Year 7 to Year 10 took part in the Oundle Drama Festival last month and managed to come away with the Evan’s Cup, two first prizes, a silver and a bronze for the hotly contested monologue category.
Luca Scialla-Cooper of Year 8 performed a monologue from Oliver Twist to secure the third place spot competing against 14 other students from across three different counties. It was the KS3 Drama Club that secured the top position for their rendition of ‘A Christmas Carol’, this time performed with an ensemble approach. This was duly praised by the adjudicator as “well staged, well controlled highly imaginative piece of theatre” earning a distinction alongside our other first place in its own category for KS4. Students from the Creative and Performing Arts course performed ‘Our Day Out’ by Willy Russell and were commended for their “convincing and artistic” performance.
Students from Year 7-10 involved amongst the various groups
Aspect of SMSC
Reason for event
Provided our students with the opportunity to experience the wealth of performing arts that happens within the community and it also provided our students with a chance to see beyond performing within school and start to become more confident within the community and become more comfortable performing to a mix of audience members.