Southport College stages Sefton Festival

More than 100 children recently took part in Sefton Festival of Performing Arts held at Southport College.

Four local performing arts schools entered students in classes ranging from verse speaking, prose reading, solo and group acting, musical theatre and popular song.

It is the fourth year that the festival has been held but the first time the children have performed at Southport College. The festival classes were adjudicated by Anita Gilbert, Andrew Keir and Debi Jones.

Said Anita, “Every time I visit Sefton Festival I’m astounded by the exceptional talent on display. The standard just gets better and better. All the teachers and their pupils should be congratulated for their efforts and for displaying such professionalism and entertaining work.”

Schools taking part were So Talented Academy of Music & Performing Arts, Amanda Neale Academy and Catherine Victoria Music all from Southport and Lamont Drama School from Formby and Hightown.

Principal of Lamont Drama School, Diane Lamont, said: “Sefton Festival is all about encouragement and celebration and my pupils love performing there. It was lovely

to see everyone with their “drama” friends enjoying the day and each other’s performances. I would also like to say a big thank you to all the parents for their efforts with the fantastic costumes.”

Catherine Whitehall, from Catherine Victoria Music, added: “Sefton Festival is always so welcoming. All my students had a wonderful day and we can’t wait for next year!”

Trophy winners were as follows:-

Most Promising Junior Singing: Devon Yates

Most Promising Senior Singing:           Jess Wignall

Most Promising Junior Drama: Jemima Brooks/Beth Edwards

Most Promising Senior Drama: Chloe Taylor

Best Musical Theatre (Junior): Niamh Scott McCormack

Best Musical Theatre (Senior): Will Callan/Grace Jones

Best Popular Song (Junior): Molly Cavanagh

Best Popular Song (Senior): Jhanaika Mook

Best Adult Song: Olivia Flavell

Highest mark for Junior Verse:   Lori-Jo Quinney/Jessica Harrison/Annabel Harrison

Highest mark for Senior Verse:   Natasha Cummins

Best Actor:                                    Georgia Taft

Junior Challenge Trophy:             Evie Clark/Ellie Edwards/Jasmine McElhinney

Senior Challenge Trophy:             Amelia Rosin/Kathryn McEvilly

Junior Duologue Trophy: Hatty Hobbs/Jasmine McElhinney

Intermediate Duologue Trophy:  Grace & Harry Wingate

Senior Group Act Trophy: A Rosin/F Medlicott/C Russell/G Taft/J Reais

Best Junior Song Duet: Summer Lang & Amelia Moran

Best Inter Song Duet: Charlotte Thompson & Molly Cavanagh

Best Senior Song Duet: Will Callan & Jhanaika Mook

For further Information please contact:

Fiona Rushton, Sefton Festival Secretary on 07725 039133

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