Moreton Hall hosted the annual Shropshire Festival of Verse and Prose, welcoming large numbers of children and young adults from throughout the region. Students from more than seven schools travelled from as far as Birmingham to participate.
Competitive classes included public speaking, verse reading, poetry recitals, duologues, solo drama pieces, readings from the Book of Common Prayer and sight reading.
“We had a large and very talented field of participants in this year's Festival,” commented Shropshire Festival organiser and Head of Spoken English at Moreton, Merriel Halsall-Williams.
“The Moreton students did outstandingly well but the general level was exceptionally high across the board. It is fantastic to see so many people taking Spoken English so seriously,” she added.
Twenty three Moreton students were placed first and three winning students (Eloise, Cordelia and Elizabeth) will represent the school in the National Finals of Thomas Cranmer in Worcester on the 29th February 2020.