Miss Norman reports: The splendour of P G Wodehouse’s ‘World of Blandlings’ was brought to life for the annual Reading Aloud competition which took place in the Seckford Theatre. Under the careful eye of Dr Renshaw, George and Guy took to the floor to introduce the group of pupils in Years 7-9 who had been carefully chosen by their class and teacher to represent their group. Few see the hard work that goes on behind the scenes to nominate a reader and so all of the participants are worthy of praise for their skill at characterisation in bringing Wodehouse to life.
7B Zander (winner of Year 7)
8A Oliver (winner of Year 8)
9G Elise (winner overall)
The student judges (a perfect mix of Emma, James, Myles and Poppy) were impressed by the confidence and assurance which each of the readers brought to the stage. It was a challenge to choose year group and overall winner but the judges were able to determine that Zander (Year 7), Oliver (Year 8) and Elise (Year 9) just had the edge with Elise taking the overall title.
I was delighted to co-judge with my sixth form team and extremely impressed by the high standards that were in evidence. A wonderful evening for everyone.