Moreton Excels at the Shropshire Festival of Verse and Prose

Moreton Excels at the Shropshire Festival of Verse and Prose

Three Moreton girls have qualified for the National Finals of the Thomas Cranmer Awards at this year’s annual Shropshire Festival of Verse and Prose, held at Moreton Hall. Georgina Lang (14), Lucy Allinson (14) and Mary Richardson (17) will represent the Shropshire Festival at the National Finals in February 2016 at The Old Palace, Worcester.

Students from more than seven schools from the region and as far north as Blackburn competed in classes such as public speaking, verse reading, poetry recitals, duologues, solo drama pieces, readings from the Book of Common Prayer and sight reading. 

Moreton students came away with an impressive fourteen first places in various classes including Mary Richardson, Karina Brown, Lucy Allinson, Georgina Lang, Sophie Bunce, Lucy McGuire, Rhys Dolder, Nell Clacher, Maya Falah, Charlotte Rollason, Isabella Wynne-Finch and Hattie Jones, Belinda Matthews and Edith Toner and Charlotte Brown. 

Organiser and Head of Spoken English, Merriel Halsall-Williams commented: “The students who took part worked with great enthusiasm and presented themselves with confidence. All enjoyed gaining experience from speaking in front of so many people.” 


Moreton Students who will represent  the Shropshire Festival at the National Finals