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Adjudicator
 
Read about our adjudicators
Susan Mackay LLAM, ALAM, LLAM(TD)

 
Texts chosen by
  Contact the syllabus secretary
Margaret Read, Lynne & Daniel Pizzimenti and Rosemary Wootton

Verse speaking
Class 200 Verse speaking 5 years and under
EITHER “Whisky Frisky” Anon
OR “Appley Dapply, a Little Brown Mouse” by Beatrix Potter
First award: Toller URC Trophy
  1 Geraldine Mlia   2 Roran Hughest   3 Franklin Fowler
  4 Lilac-Willow Howe   5 Khamsin Sellekaerts   6 Molly Patrick
  7 Ola Onakoya   8 Sophie Walshaw

Class 201 Verse speaking 6 years and under
EITHER “The Lonely Dragon” by Theresa Heine
OR “Don’t Spray the Fly Dad” by John Kitching.
First award: Toller URC Trophy
  1 Jack Wallington   2 Imogen Civil   3 Kabeer Jain
  4 Alana Burbidge   5 Angel Kuveya   6 Olivia Dellow
  7 Ethan Armstrong   8 Amelia Dunbar   9 Mya Churchill
10 Blake Shaw 11 Theone Garwe 12 Dicle Aris
13 Kye Mateyo 14 Maya Sieunarine

Class 202 Verse speaking 7 years and under
  EITHER “The Clown’ by Clive Sansom
OR “Breakfast” by Eleanor Farjeon
First award: Sally Arnold Shield
  1 Olivia Wright   2 Teegan Edwards   3 Amelie Brown
  4 Rupert Fray   5 Niamh Clark   6 Georgiana Barton
  7 Braedon Annis   8 Sidar Altunkaynak   9 Cassie Leigh
10 Poppy Blowfield 11 Morwena Owens 12 Sima Nixon-Misi
13 Imogen Burger 14 Isla Coe 15 Tia Mutebi
16 Aaron Desborough 17 Eilish Smith 18 Daisy-Fleur Howe
19 Amilee Cocking

Class 203 Verse speaking 8 years and under
EITHER “The Computer's Swallowed Grandma” by Valerie Waite
OR “Be a monster’ by Roy Fuller
First award: Sally Arnold Shield
  1 Rosie Jones   2 Amelia Addis Phillips   3 Oliver Daw
  4 Lycien Hargreaves   5 Charles Stock   6 Ano Matika
  7 Aryan Nath   8 Jaya Kumari Mehan   9 R J Shaw
10 Darcie Mitchell 11 Donnell Chaonza 12 Georgia Kettyles
13 Jessica Stewart 14 Phoebe Martin 15 Sophia Armstrong
16 Emily Robinson 17 Nathan Tamplin 18 Devrim Aris
19 Mushana Mabhurukwa 20 Ahmed Ehsan Ulhaq 21 Sophie James
22 Poppie Kent

Class 204 Verse speaking 9 years and under
EITHER “Miss Smith’s Garden Secret” by D Harmer
OR “Supply Teacher” by A Ahlberg
First award: Joyce Cup
  1 Grace Hillis   2 Millie Barratt   3 Isabella Moxon
  4 Dalitso Mlia   5 Lily Cockburn   6 Abbie Ewen
  7 Tabitha Fray   8 Maggie Gancheva   9 Lily Mawer
10 Tichi Tsiga 11 Megan Clark-Hamilton 12 Calypso Sellekaerts
13 Aaron Goosey 14 Harriet Dunn 15 Rebecca Prigmore
16 Simon Sieunarine 17 Bronte Cooper 18 Lillian Dellar-Moy

Class 205 Verse speaking 10 years and under
EITHER “The Grey Horse” by James Reeves
OR “Our Family” by Leonard Clarke
First award: Kettering Huxloe Speech & Drama Award
  1 Hannah Jooby   2 Naisha Pandey   3 Rowan Kent
  4 Corbyn Annis   5 Jasmine Lee   6 Adele McComish
  7 Lucy James   8 Varnika Sengar   9 Amar Mehan
10 Olivia Wallace 11 Reece Mutebi 12 Bella Sieunarine
13 Fraser Shepperd 14 Effie White 15 Logan Wheatley
16 Dacia Cooper 17 Madison Buckingham 18 Nathan Kinchin
19 Curtis Jackson 20 Callum Hall 21 Chloe Leigh
22 Joseph Brading

Class 206 Verse speaking 11 years and under
EITHER OR “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost
OR "The Red Robin” by John Clare .
First award: Silver Cup
  1 Harriet Taylor   2 Georgia-Mae King   3 Lili-Skye Howe
  4 Beatriz Kingsmill-Smith   5 Oliver Ross   6 Madison Millard
  7 Aneesa Wickremasinghe

Class 207 Verse speaking 13 years and under
EITHER “Dear Agony Aunt” by Eleanor Mclead
OR “Geography Lessons” by Brian Patten.
First award: Smith Cup
  1 Sofia Aaron   2 Tom Moxon   3 Owen Kinchin

Class 208 Verse speaking 15 years and under
EITHER “The Housemaid’s Letter” by Clare Bevan
OR “The River’s Story” by Brian Patten
First award: Certificate
1 Ali Altunkaynak 2 Amber Wickremasinghe 3 Helin Altunkaynak

Class 209 Verse speaking 16 years and over
Own choice from the works of Leonard Clark
Time limit: 3 minutes          First award: Certificate
no entries

Class 210 Share a Poem - Open class (To be spoken by TWO people)
Own choice
Time limit: 3 minutes          First award: Certificate
no entries

Class 211 Verse speaking - Open class
Own choice  
Time limit: 3 minutes          First award: Certificate
1   Bronte Cooper

Class 212 Senior poetry class (these poems are to be read)
EITHER “Brown Penny” by WB Yeats
OR “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou
OR “I Remember, I Remember” by Thomas Hood  .
Time Limit: 3 mins              First award: Certificate
1   Julia Edwards 2   Pauline Evans

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Prose speaking classes
Class 213 Memorised prose speaking 10 years and under
Own choice from “Paddington at Work” by Michael Bond
Time limit: 2 minutes, to exclude introduction  First award: Mrs HH Kite Cup
  1  Isabella Moxon   2  Bront Cooper

Class 214 Memorised prose speaking 13 years and under
Own choice from “Treasure Island” by Robert Louis Stevenson
Time limit: 3 minutes, to exclude introduction   First award: Certificate
  1  Tom Moxon Madison Millard

Class 215 Memorised prose speaking 14 years and over
Own choice from “The Way I see It” by Nicole Dryburgh
Time limit: 4 minutes, to exclude introduction   First award: Certificate
no entries

Class 216 Senior prose class (to be read)
Own choice from “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro
Time limit: 4 minutes           First award: Certificate
  1  Julia Edwards   2  Pauline Evans

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Shakespeare Classes
Class 217 Shakespeare Class 13 years and under
Own choice from The Works of William Shakespeare.
Time limit: 6 minutes           First award: Certificate
no entries

Class 218 Shakespeare Class 14 years and over
Own choice from The Works of William Shakespeare.
Time limit: 6 minutes           First award: Certificate
  1  George Jones   2  Julia Holland   3  Finn Howe
  4  Eleanor Davies-Jones   5  Matthew Holland   6  Sophie Johnstone

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Mime Classes
  • In all mime classes the only props allowed are a table and chairs.

Class 220 Solo mime 11 years and under
Not in costume. Title only to be announced.
EITHER "The Fright" OR "The Petshop"
Time limit: 2 minutes      First award: Certificate
no entries    

Class 221 Solo mime 15 years and under
Not in costume. Title only to be announced.
EITHER "The Audition" OR "At the Campsite"
Time limit: 3 minutes        First award:  Mr & Mrs H Price Trophy
no entries    

Class 222 Solo mime 16 years and over
Not in costume. Title only to be announced.
EITHER "The Stalker" OR "The Dissapointment"
Time Limit: 4 minutes       First award: Certificate
no entries    

Class 223 Duo mime - 11 years and under
Not in costume. Title only to be announced.
EITHER "Driving Lesson" OR "The Art Class"
Time limit: 5 minutes          First award: Special Plaques
  1  Matthew Holland & Julia Holland  

Class 224 Group Mime, Open
Not in costume. Title only to be announced.
Either:
"At the Fair" Or: "On the Beach"
Time limit: 5 minutes         First award: Certificate
no entries  
     

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Acting Classes  -  duologue, solo & group
  • In all acting classes only small props, a table and chairs are allowed
  • All acting classes are 'Own choice'
  • In all acting classes Time Limits do not include introductions

Duologue
  • All duologue classes are in costume

Class 225 Duologue 10 years and under
Time limit 4 minutes
First award: Fonville Cups
1 Nikki-Lily Atife & Lucie Coombes

Class 226 Duologue 12 years and under
Time limit 5 minutes
First award: Duncan McQuade Memorial Awards
1  Chloe Golden & Beatriz Kingsmill-Smith

Class 227 Duologue 14 years and under
Time limit 5 minutes.
First award: Duncan McQuade Memorial Award
no entries

Class 228 Duologue 15 years and over
Time limit 6 minutes
First award: Margaret Fonville Memorial Awards
1  George & Rosie -Jones

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Solo acting duologue & group
  • Solo Acting Classes are 'Own Choice' and in costume
  • Competitors in solo acting classes are reminded that in order to qualify for copyright indemnity, the title, author and publisher (if known) must be announced at the time of the performance.

Class 229 Solo acting 10 years and under
Time limit: 3 minutes      First award: Silver Cup
  1 Charles Stock   2 Nikki-Lily Atife   3 Bradley Flint

Class 230 Solo acting 12 years and under
Time limit 3 minutes        First award: Gilham Trophy
  1 Harriet Taylor   2 Chloe Golden   3 Beatriz Kingsmill-Smith
  4 Charley Knight   5 Tom Moxon

Class 231 Solo acting 14 years and under
Time limit 4 minutes       First award: Ernest Philips Picture
  1 Tom Daly   2 Ben Mineards   3 Liberty Robson

Class 232 Solo acting 15 years and over
Time limit 6 minutes,      First award: Mrs W Bird Cup

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Group acting duologue & solo
  • Group acting classes are 'Own choose' of a scene from any play - costume is optional
  • For all group acting classes the time limit is 20 minutes (excluding introduction)

Class 233 Group acting 11 years and under
First award: Certificate
no entries

Class 234 Group acting 14 years and under
First award: Certificate
no entries

Class 235 Group acting 15 years and over
First award: Certificate
no entries

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Reading at sight
  • All books are available in paperback editions and may be obtained from Quinn’s Bookshop, Market Harborough. (01858 432313)
  • At the beginning of each class our Adjudicator will choose the passage for reading aloud from the selected text. Competitors will then be given a few minutes to study the passage before they are asked to read it.

Class 240 Reading at Sight 8 years and under
Extract from from “The Magic Finger” by Roald Dahl
First award: Mrs HH Kite Cup
  1 Charles Stock   2 Olivia Wright   3 Jacob Higgins
  4 Sidar Altunkaynak   5 Jessica Tomlinson   6 Daisy-Fleur Howe

Class 241 Reading at Sight 10 years and under
Extract from “Cool” by Michael Morpurgo
First award: Certificate
  1 Harriet Dunn   2 Rachel Fernandez

Class 242 Reading at Sight 12 years and under
Extract from “Dear Olly” by Michael Morpurgo
First award: Plaque
  1 Ali Altunkaynak   2 Beatriz Kingsmill-Smith   3 Charley Knight
  4 Lili-Skye Howe

Class 243 Reading at Sight 14 years and under
Extract from “As I Walked out one Midsummer Morning” by Laurie Lee
First award: Certificate
no entries

Class 244 Reading at Sight 15 years and over
Extract from “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens
First award: Certificate
  1 Pauline Evans   2 Julia Edwards 3 Sophie Johnston

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Group speaking
  • Music may be used in these classes, but no props are allowed.
  • Classes 245-248 poems must be memorised. Class 249 poems are to be read.

Class 245 Group speaking 8 years and under
(a) “Noah and the Rabbit” by Hugh Chesterman AND
(b) Own choice as a contrast
Maximum time limit 10 minutes Groups may be conducted if necessary.
First award: Pegasus Picture
1  St Peter's School Kettering
2  Hawthorn Community Primary School
3  Geddington C of E Primary School

Class 246 Group speaking 11 years and under
(a) “The rounabout by the sea’ by John Walsh AND
(b) Own choice as a contrast
Maximum time limit 10 minutes No conducting allowed.
First award: Silver Trophy
1  Havelock Junior School
2  St Peter's School Kettering
3  Hawthorn Community Primary School
4  Geddington C of E Primary School

Class 247 Group speaking 14 years and under
(a) "The Song of the Jellicles” by TS Eliliot  AND
(b) Own choice as a contrast
Maximum time limit 10 minutes No conducting allowed.
First award: Certificate
no entries

Class 248 Group speaking 15 years and over
Own choice(s) Maximum time limit 15 minutes No conducting allowed.
First award: Certificate
no entries

Class 249 Group speaking - open
Own choice(s) Maximum time limit 15 minutes
Unlike all other group speaking classes these poems are to be read.
First award: Certificate
1  Geddington & Newton WI

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Prepared Bible reading
  • In classes 250-252 only the Authorised, NEB or Good News editions of the Bible are allowed.
Class 250 Prepared Bible reading 12 years and under
An Old Testiment story of David             Time limit 3 minutes.
First award: Naomi Keach Memorial Cup
  1  Isabella Moxon                        

Class 251 Prepared Bible reading 14 years and under
Own choice from                       s          Time limit 3 minutes.
First award: Certificate
No entries

Class 252 Prepared Bible reading 15 years and over
Own choice  from St Paul's Letters            Time limit 3 minutes.
First award: Certificate
1   Pauline Evans 2   Sophie Johnston  

Class 253 Secred Text, open
Own choice of a reading from any Sacred Text            Time limit 3 minutes.
First award: Certificate
no entries

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Public Speaking
Class 254 Public speaking - open
Competitors to give a prepared talk on any subject.   Time limit 5 minutes
(A short time will be allowed for setting up)
First award: Christopher Groome Trophy
  1 Matthew Holland   2 Isabella Moxon   3 Eleanor Davies-Jones
  4 Julia Holland

Class 255 Family & Friends Entertainment
Own choice of a mixture of some or all of the following: Poetry, Prose, Drama, Movement, Music (live or recorded)   For 3 or more performers   Time limit 10 mins
no entries

Original Composition Classes
       
  no entries were received for these classes

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