Highfields was represented this evening at the Seventeenth Wolfit Drama Festival on Friday 27th March. Pupils from Forms Four, Five and Six, who all receive tutoring in Speech & Drama, performed a variety of pieces in the Dramatic Solos section, under the expert direction of Mrs Keen. This year’s winners are pictured. Mrs Keen reports as follows:
Pupils from Forms Four, Five and Six were entered into this year’s Seventeenth Wolfit Festival in the Dramatic Solos section with very pleasing results.
In Form Four, all pupils were commended. Breagha Parr was awarded third place, Henry Saunders, second place and Lucy Bateman, first place.
In Form Five, all pupils gained merit or were commended, with Yasmin Tasker awarded third place, commended, Jack Mason, second place with distinction, and Jamie Whaley, first place with distinction.
In Form Six, all pupils gained merit or commended. Connie Ferrer was awarded third place, commended, Joseph Whaley, second place with distinction, and Amelia Snell, first place with distinction.
The Wolfit Festival is held in memory of Sir Donald Wolfit, the famous actor/manager who was born in 1902 in Balderton, Newark and died in 1968. The Wolfit Endowment Fund provides grants for talented local people who wish to pursue a career in acting or the performing arts.