Wharfedale Speech and Drama Festival 2018

Form 5 pupils stand outside the Craiglands Hotel with their winning certificate

Twenty Five Ghyll Royd pupils entered this year’s Wharfedale Festival. The Speech and Drama Festival took place on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th May 2018 at The Craiglands Hotel in Ilkley. Local Primary School children recited solo verses, poems and choral pieces to present to a panel of judges.

Children from Forms 2-6 spent time with Specialist Drama Teacher Mrs Hughes rehearsing their performances last week.

Well done to all pupils for taking part. A special mention goes to Georgie in Form 3 for coming Joint 3rd in the Year 3 Verse Speaking; to Jemima and Phoebe R in Form 5 for coming Joint 2nd in the Year 5 Verse Speaking and to Bryony, Juliet, Phoebe C, Phoebe R, Heidi, Tiarna, George and Jemima for coming first in their Year 6 and Under Choral Speaking performance of Little Red Riding Hood. The judges gave brilliant comments about your confidence, clarity, speech and dramatisation. Congratulations!

Form 5 performing their choral verse in the Wharfedale Festival

Conveniently situated on the A65 between Ben Rhydding, Ilkley and Burley in Wharfedale, Ghyll Royd School, Pre-School and Nursery is ideally located for families living in or commuting to the surrounding cities, towns and villages of Ben Rhydding, Ilkley, Burley in Wharfedale, Addingham, Menston, Guiseley, Baildon, Bingley, Otley, Leeds, Bradford, Harrogate, Skipton and Keighley.