Pupils shine at Chester Speech and Drama Festival

On Saturday, 19 March, King’s School played host to the annual Chester Speech and Drama Festival. 

Attracting entries from across the region, the festival is an opportunity for infant and junior-aged children to compete in categories that test a number of skills, including verse speaking, improvisation, and prose reading. 

A number of children from Willow Lodge and King’s Juniors took part in the festival, performing with confidence and poise.  

J4 teacher Mr Melville helped some of the children to prepare for the competition and was very proud of all who competed. 

He said: “It was fantastic to see so many of our children having fun with their performances and enjoying the experience. 

“What a talented group they are! They have given everything over the last few weeks to prepare for their individual and group pieces and their hard work really paid off.”

Ravanne Hamer, our LAMDA teacher who takes some of the children for weekly lessons, was also present at the competition. 

She echoed Mr Melville’s comments: “The children performed in front of large audiences, which is always daunting, but they were a real credit to themselves and to the school.”

Congratulations to all who took part, many of whom are pictured here with their trophies, medals and certificates.