Some of our very talented pupils from years 7 and 9 have competed in the Blackburn Festival of Speech and Drama.

Blackburn Festival gives the opportunity for amateurs to form an appreciation of artistic standards; to perform in a state of the art venue, before a different type of audience; to participate in workshops and master classes; to be assessed, encouraged and inspired by active professional adjudicators they would not meet in any other way.

Every skill gained in preparing for and giving a performance is a valuable skill which will be used at job interviews, in the workplace, in leisure activities and interpersonal relationships throughout life.

Amaan Wardingley, Irfan Raza, Setareh Ahmadi Khattir, Kit Simpson and Kiarha Mustofa all faced their fears, held their nerve and participated in a range of categories competing against experienced opponents.

Irfan won his improvisation class with calm confidence as did Kiarha with her passionate public speaking.  All pupils received amazing feedback and commendations.

The pupils were superb representatives of the school.