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And the kids ran away with the show

Wednesday, 24th August, 2011

RECITATION: All the kids who took part in the ‘Nursery Rhyme in Costume, 5 and 6 years non-competitive’ section of the Civic Centre. RECITATION: All the kids who took part in the ‘Nursery Rhyme in Costume, 5 and 6 years non-competitive’ section of the Civic Centre.

Yesterday at the Eisteddfod youngsters recited poetry, nursery rhymes and stories.

The Speech and Drama events ran all day with recitals, prepared readings, scripture readings, mime and improvisation and nursery rhymes.

The performances were adjudicated by Mary-Anne Brushe.

Speech and Drama organiser, Pam White, said the day saw some “lovely little performers”.

“They just got up there with a lot of confidence,” Mrs White said.

She said the speech and drama section was about giving children confidence to perform in front of others and it wasn’t about competition.

Mrs White said most of the children seemed to be enjoying themselves while on stage.

Verse speaking choirs will perform today starting at 9.30am. 

Mrs White said children often enjoyed this more because they were in a group.

“It is a bit scary to go on (stage) on your own but with a group it is a lot easier,” she said.

The speech and drama events will finish after the verse speaking choirs from various primary schools have performed.

The Eisteddfod will then take a two-day break and will be back on Saturday for the dance section that includes jazz, tap and classical solos and troupe dances. The adjudicator will be Michele Kedwell.

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