Berkhamsted Group | 06.02.2018

Heatherton’s Chesham Arts Festival success

Heatherton’s Chesham Arts Festival success

On Saturday 3 February, over 30 Heatherton pupils from Year 3 to 6 competed in Speech and Music Sections of the Chesham Arts Festival and every single girl achieved either a distinction or honours certificate for their amazing efforts.

Confidence and creativity made our Heatherton representatives really stand out. Amelie Wilson in Year 4 won first place in the Prepared Novel Reading with her retelling of an extract from The Twits, and Carrie Shield in Year 5 was awarded first place in the Public Speaking section for her entertaining speech on the history of the trumpet. Heatherton also excelled in the Poetry section, with Julia Quarry in Year 4 taking third place and her classmates Sophia Brooks and Elizabeth McGetrick taking the joint second position. Year 6 pupil Ellen Goodyer also impressed the judges in the Music section of the festival, coming second place in the Ensemble competition.

Our Public Speaking section winner, Carrie Shield, so impressed the judges that she has been asked to perform her piece again at the Chesham Arts Festival Final Concert for Music and Speech at the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham on Sunday 18 February.

“‘I can’t explain how proud I am of each and every one of the girls that they performed with such confidence, poise and expression,” says Heatherton’s English and Drama teacher Lisa Gibbon. “It is a huge achievement and a wonderful experience for all!”

“It was quite scary to begin with,” admitted Heatherton Year 5 pupil Erin Page, when asked about the experience. “I found I really enjoyed it as I got going. Miss Gibbon helped prepare us really well and I was so pleased I took part!”


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