The Sarah Parkes Competition was held at Moreton Hall on Friday October 7th. Created five years ago by Dr.Parkes - father of two Old Moretonians - who felt that such a competition should become part of the Moreton Hall programme of Spoken English, the event is now a significant feature in the calendar involving students from the age of 10 up to 18.
Dr Parkes is the sponsor of the event, providing prizes and support. He has named the event after his late daughter, Sarah.
'The standard of the readings was outstanding and bodes well for the forthcoming Shropshire Festival this coming weekend', comments Head of Spoken English, Merriel Halsall-Williams. The winners were Rose (Senior section) and Charlotte and Ellie (Junior section).