Speaking up reaps rewards for festival contestants
CHILDREN from an Amersham school wowed judges at an annual local arts competition.
Pupils from Heatherton House School in Amersham won the Speech Section of the 40th annual Chesham Arts Festival held at Ley Hill School on Saturday, February 6. The independent school for girls produced 30 entrants for the event, and walked away with three first positions, two seconds and four thirds.
Nine girls were also awarded honours certificates for achieving marks of 90 per cent and over. Two particular Heatherton pupils, Mia Moriuchi and Ellie Shield, impressed the judges so much that they were awarded trophies and were asked to perform their pieces again at the Chesham Arts Festival Final Concert for Music and Speech, which was held at The February 21.
Proud teacher and mentor Carolyn Fenton said: “The girls are all part of a popular public speaking and poetry recitation class at school and have been practising really hard. I really wanted them to enjoy the
on experience and finish with a smile on their faces, which they all did. The amazing results were a fabulous bonus.” Year four pupil Michaela Ransome said: “I was a bit nervous before. But once I had started, I began to really enjoy myself and I would definitely enter again.”