Alexander and Oliver were the only two Woodbridgians amongst a very accomplished field in the senior speech and drama section of the Festival; Oliver won his prose reading class and came second in his verse speaking class with distinction; Alexander won the Senior Speech and Drama Championship Salver for the highest aggregate marks in solo acting, verse speaking and prose reading across all senior classes and was also awarded the Wardale Williams Cup for Excellence. Huge congratulations to both pupils on their outstanding achievements.
Oliver and Alexander were invited to perform (along with 4 others from The Abbey) at the Gala Concert in Sudbury.
The concert showcases the very best of performances from the whole Festival.
At the end of the concert, 2 very special awards are presented.
One of these is The Suffolk Free Press Anniversary Cup, given, on the recommendation of the adjudicators to the most promising performer aged 15 years or under, in Music, Speech & Drama, or Dance.
This year it was awarded to Alexander Sharratt.
This was a remarkable achievement to add to the fact that in the two major Performing Arts Festivals of Suffolk, Woodbridge School and The Abbey now have the reigning Junior and Senior Speech Champions in both.
The Abbey pupils also achieved an outstanding haul of accolades at the Sudbury festival, with 21 pupils achieving awards across a wide range of categories.