Meg Freeman shows off her skills.
Meg Freeman shows off her skills.

More than 100 children showcase speech and drama talent

MORE than 1000 students are expected to have competed in the Bundaberg Speech and Drama Eisteddfod by the time it ends on Friday.

The eisteddfod started at the Playhouse Theatre on Saturday.

Speech and drama convenor For the Bundaberg Eisteddfod Libby Weir said categories ranged from individual character recitals, nursery rhyme recitations by children as young as 3, Shakespearean character recitals, light verse and other speech and drama presentations.

There would also be group items including duologues and small play excerpts.

"There is a huge Groups Day on Thursday at the Civic Centre with multiple verse speaking choirs from a range of schools," Mrs Weir said.

"It is a feast of entertainment with local talent on show."

The adjudicator is Margaret Gallagher, a highly qualified national adjudicator.

Saturday results:

  • Memorised Australian Verse 9 and 10 years

1 Meg Freeman  2 Jordan Rewald  HC Nicholas McMahon

  • Nursery Rhyme  5 and 6 years

1 Layla Hills  2 Xander Hills & Poppy Derbyshire (tie)  HC Hayley Cahill, Shelby Walker, Zoey Anderson, Chloe Small, Emily Olsen

  • Memorised Prose  13 years

1 Jacob Treloar  2 Zoe Garson

  • Memorised Prose  11 and 12 years

1 Brayden Rewald   2 Kinberly Riedy   HC Aiden Frick, Taylah Halpin, Sam Freeman

  • Memorised Character Recital  8 years and under

1 Harmonie Green  2 Christina McMahon  HC William Bebendorf, Kaydence Walker, Ella Keech

  • Memorised Character Recital  13 years

1 Jacob Treloar  2 Angela Cieslar  HC Thomas Duffy

Saturday afternoon:

  • Memorised Verse  6 years and under

1 Poppy Derbyshire  2 Emily & Jada Critchlow (tie) HC Layla Hills, Xander Hills, Kodee Pole

  • Nursery Rhyme  4 years and under

1 Yasmine Garrett  2 Lexie Mathews  HC Matilda Olsen, Rebecca Greenwood, Emily Grace Cullinan

  • Duologue  10 to 12 years

1 Sam Freeman and Taylah Halpin   2 Sarah Krebs and Nicholas McMahon  HC Jorja Lucht and Bonny Treloar, Eva McGrail and Brayden Rewald



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