Outstanding Performances at 68th Chichester Festival for Music, Dance & Speech

On the 4th & 5th February a cohort of Bishop Luffa students from Years 7-10 competed in the 68th Chichester Festival for Music, Dance & Speech held at Oakwood School. This year the festival was host to over 200 students from West Sussex and Hampshire all performing verse, prose, public speaking, choral speaking and dramatic solos and duets.

The following students from Bishop Luffa participated:

  • Year 7 - Emily Farnell, Eloise Sewrey, Orla Jones, Gieve Alam, Curtis Carey, Florence Cullen, Jenny Clarke, Erin Selves
  • Year 8 - Isabelle Coton, Mary Gardner Smart, Laila Fletcher, Annalise Clark, Ellen Stanhope, Olivia Czopek
  • Year 9 - Tom Congalton, Alexander Solly, Eva Jones, Niall Cook
  • Year 10 - Katie Blamire, Keturah Peirson

Each and every student performed with great confidence and are a credit to the school. Students awarded prizes were:

Storrington Cup - Poem Year 7

  • 1st - Curtis Carey (7Wilson)
  • 2nd - Emily Farnell (7Burrows)
  • 3rd - Erin Selves (7Wilson)

Sir Eric Jansz Poetry Prize – Year 8 & 9

  • 1st - Niall Cook (9Story)
  • 3rd - Eva Jones (9Story)

CMF Speech and Drama Cup - Prose speaking Years 7, 8, 9

  • 1st - Niall Cook (9Story)
  • 2nd - Eva Jones (9Story)
  • 3rd - Isabelle Coton (8Wilson) and Curtis Carey (7Wilson)

Richard Plowman Cup for Public Speaking

  • 1st - Olivia Czopek (8Sherborne)

Hoare Cup for dramatic solo Years 9, 10, 11

  • Joint 3rd - Tom Congalton (9King) and Alexander Solly (9Ridgeway)

Leslie-Evershed-Martin Rose Bowl for Championship Intermediate

  • 1st - Keturah Peirson (10Burrows)

It was a terrific weekend and a wonderful celebration of all the hard work these students have invested in for their LAMDA sessions, and we wish them all the best for their exams.

Angela Watkins, LAMDA Teacher

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