Pupils at King’s Hall School have experienced another successful year at the 106th Taunton Drama Festival. Over the course of the event, 41 pupils from Years 1 to 8 secured a number of awards, with some even scooping a shiny medal or two.
Seven-year old Charlotte S performed exceptionally well, winning the ‘Year 3 and Under Verse Speaking’ category and securing an ‘outstanding’ mark in the process. This accolade reflects a score of 90% or more and is only awarded for “an exceptional performance, both technically and artistically.” Across the whole event, only two of these coveted prizes were awarded.
Charlotte’s performance of Brian Moses’ Cakes in the Staffroom also landed her with the Robin Bush Award for ‘Performer of the Year’, for which adjudicator, Rebecca Vines, personally selected her.
Commenting, Speech and Drama teacher at King’s Hall, Alastair Kirby, said: “Each and every pupil represented the school wonderfully, with some really excellent performances all round. It was so lovely to see them get some much-deserved credit for their hard work; whether an applause, a medal or a trophy.”