Festival successes for pupils of Hunter Hall School

Date: Friday 23rd March 2018
Children from Hunter Hall School following their successes at the Carlisle festival
Children from Hunter Hall School following their successes at the Carlisle festival

PUPILS from Hunter Hall School, Penrith, took part in the Carlisle and District Music and Drama Festival once again, where they scooped several accolades.

Pupils from Reception to Year 6 were invited to take part in individual and group performances in both music and drama, in what has been a significant event in the calendar over the course of many years for the children and staff at Hunter Hall School.

There was a great sense of achievement experienced by all entrants through their involvement in the festival. First places were awarded to Lucy Hetherington (solo verse speaking, girls 9 and under), Paisley Cater and Matilda McTear (11 years and under duologue class, poem), Benedict Ainsworth (solo verse speaking, boys 11 and under), Lucy Harnwell (prose reading, 9 and under) and Samuel Wrightson (vocal solo, boys 9 and under).

Second places were awarded to Years 1 and 2 in the infant action songs class; the Year 6 entry for the spoken word challenge, which was represented by Toby Dobson, Kai Hall, Charlotte Harnwell and Joe Reay; Ilaria Ball and Charlotte Harnwell (11 and under duologue class, play); Lucy Hetherington (prose reading, 9 and under); and Paisley Cater (solo verse speaking, girls 10 and under).

All children returned to school proudly carrying certificates and trophies, which included the Eden Cup, Hunter Hall School Shield, Ackworth Trophy, Girl Guides Challenge Cup and a silver cup presented by Mrs. Trimble.

Donna Vinsome, headteacher at Hunter Hall School, said: “Once again we were delighted to take part in the festival and celebrate the arts. It was a wonderful forum for the children to practise their presentational skills, which will hold them in good stead for later life. They all thoroughly enjoyed the experience and supported each other brilliantly. We are very proud of their achievements.”