Award Winners!

Award Winners!

Talented performers brought back a whole host of awards from this year's Derby Arts Festival.

Drama teachers Miss Welch and Mrs Noble took 24 students to perform across the three day festival of dance, music, speech and drama.

Afterwards, the teachers said:

We are so proud of all our students who competed this year. They all achieved great success individually and for the school. One of the key reasons we encourage our students to participate in the Festival is to promote confidence, commitment and communication skills that we know are crucial for their future careers. 

Accomplished performer Daisy Hinde, who scooped several wins at the festival, said her success was down to months of hard work:

We had our last rehearsal on the day of my first event. I was really nervous about competing against other schools, but my teachers made sure I was confident with my pieces. I really enjoyed the whole experience and my hard work definitely paid off as I came home with five first places and one second place. I cant wait for next year! 



7 Ava Bateman The Dog Walk Mime Solo Distinction
9 Daisy Hinde The Hunger Games Prose Reading Prepared Distinction
9 Daisy Hinde The Morrog Verse Speaking Distinction
9 Daisy Hinde Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare Monologue Distinction
9 Isabelle Payne The Tales of the Peculiar Prose Reading Prepared Commended
9 Isabelle Payne & Daisy Hinde Extract from The Importance of Being Earnest Duologue Commended
7 Seven Trespasses: Emily Furness, Ava Bateman, Mollie Greenfield, Eleanor Wilson, Frances Archibald, Charlie Hurst, Hannah Shaw Extract from The Lion King Scene from a Published Scripted Play Merit
7 Tru Evans, Emily Eden & Rhianna Hutchinson Little Red Riding Hood Scene from a Scripted Play Merit (First Place)
7 Frances Archibald Genesis 28 Bible Reading Prepared Merit
7 Evie Tallboys-Cotton & Rhianna Wing The Wizard of Oz Duologue Merit
7 Rhianna Hutchinson A Bad Hair Day Mime Solo Merit
8 Alicia Hart Pride & Prejudice Solo Acting Merit
9 Nicole Wasley The Fever Code Prose Reading Merit
7 Alana Wasley Roof Toppers Prose Reading Merit
7 Emily Cobb & Ellie Cutt Cuckoo Sisters Duologue Merit
7 Laurie Leitch, Leonie Siddall & Grace Lowe Shadows on the Wall Scene from a Scripted Play Merit