2nd March 2020 — Witham Hall School celebrated impressive success at the annual Colsterworth Festival of Performing Arts, held at the end of February.
Pre-Prep Form 3B took first place in the Choral Speaking showcase with their performance of The River by Valerie Bloom, while Form 3BW came joint second with their poem, The Door by Miroslav Holub.
Witham continued their winning form the following day in the Drama competition, picking up a vast array of medals, trophies and places. The adjudicator commented on the 'incredibly high standard' of performance and added that in many classes the standard had been so high it was almost impossible to choose a winner.
Special mentions must go to Nate Millikin who placed first in all three classes he entered, Flora Woodfield with two first places and one second, Emma Wheeler with first place in both classes entered and Grace Madigan-Hughes with three first places, one second and in addition was awarded the Drama Festival Bursary Award Prize of £40 for overall achievement in a wide variety of disciplines. Festival Chairman, Julia Kerby, had written about the pride of their introduction in this year’s programme.
Head of Drama at Witham Hall, Amanda Wheeler, added, “It was a wonderful opportunity for the children to perform their work in front of a very appreciative audience. The adjudicator was astonished by the very high standard and they made their teachers and families very proud.”
Witham Hall would like to extend their thanks to the festival organisers and volunteers for their efforts for putting together a comprehensive programme of events once again.