Two Moreton Girls have qualified for the National Finals of the Thomas Cranmer Awards at this year’s Shropshire Festival of Verse and Prose held at Moreton Hall, that took place on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th October . Eliza Kiel (U5) and Morgan Darcy Rees-Deacon (L6) excelled in their respective categories and will now represent the Shropshire Festival at the National Finals in February 2017 in Worcester.
Eliza Kiel (U5)
Morgan Darcy Rees-Deacon (L6)
The Festival gives young people the opportunity to speak to an audience and grow in confidence. It attracts students from across the region, as they compete in a range of classes such as verse speaking, prose reading, famous speeches, public speaking, solo drama pieces, duo verse speaking, duologues and readings from the Book of Common Prayer.
Moreton students saw excellent success, achieving an impressive fourteen 1st places in a variety of classes. Winners include Sophie Bunce, Alexander Van Liefland, Anya Harting, Holly Longfellow, Lydia Cobb, Charlotte Brown, Eloise Boyer, Rebecca Ho, Romy Grigg, Eliza Kiel, Elizabeth Mainwaring, Emma Young, Jasmine Singh and Cariad Maddocks.
Kitty Davenport, who achieved 2nd place in the years 12, 13 and over Famous Speeches category commented: “This year was just as successful as ever. Many of us were encouraged to take part in a range of different classes and it is this encouraging of one another to take part that plays a key role in building each other’s confidence. Everyone should get involved in this fantastic opportunity, no matter how much experience they’ve had in the past.”