Wirral Festival – Success for Southport entrants

Pupils at Lamont Drama School achieved exceptional success at this year’s Wirral Festival of Music, Speech and Drama. Running for more than 50 years, Wirral Festival is one of the most challenging of competitive Arts Festivals in the country.

Held at Birkenhead High School, Lamont pupils entered 21 classes, covering verse speaking, prose reading, solo and group acting and were awarded first places in 18 of them.

Principal Diane Lamont, said: “All the pupils had worked extremely hard on the performances and their parents had worked equally hard on costuming, so I was delighted that they were so well rewarded. We had our best-ever results at the festival but more importantly everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.  It is always an excellent experience for pupils to perform and receive feedback from experienced adjudicators.  The festival was in jeopardy of closing, but two Lamont parents have stepped in to act as festival organisers in order to keep this much-loved Arts Festival going. The children love performing at Wirral Festival I’m very happy to say that we now can’t wait to return next year.”

The following pupils from Formby, Southport and Crosby were trophy winners:- Evie Clark, Orlando Campolucci-Bordi, Joseph Bigley, Hatty Hobbs, Oliver Bigley, James Sylvester, Kathryn McEvilly, Natasha Cummins, Amelia Rosin, Jasmine McElhinney, Josh Reais, Lydia Russell, Francesca Medlicott, Charlotte Russell and Georgia Taft.


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