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Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama - March 2018

Oatlands Junior School Choir by Jack Brierley Winners of the Novice Choir Year 6 and Under Class.

Oatlands Junior School Choir by Jack Brierley competed against Foxhill Primary School Choir and  Starbeck School Choir performing Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen and Higher by Sigma and were presented with first place and awarded the Edward Long Cup.  Adjudicator Jacqui Edwards comments; ‘You all achieved a lovely blend in this one, even on those high notes. The back row of girls ( Layla, Amina, Kathryn and Phoebe) have some beautiful soprano voices developing. Rhythmically, this was quite tricky stuff, and you all stayed together as an ensemble. So very well done to you all.’ 

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Congratulations Joe on receiving the shield for Percussion or Drum Kit (Year 6 & under) Class.
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Jack received a well deserved Distinction and came second in the Solo Singing Musical Theatre class of 16 competitors during the festival. 
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This year Oatlands has taken part in the Harrogate Competitive Festival for Music, Speech and Drama.  Children have been rehearsing ready for their performances over the first three weekends in March.

Outstanding performances were seen this weekend by many of our children who took part in the festival. Krish Desha - Beerachee who represented Oatlands Junior School for three classes received the following.

Piano Solo

Year 6 and under - Commendation

Year 7 and under - Distinction winning the Leslie Farrar Trophy& Mclusky Challenge Prize (£25)

Year 9 and under - Distinction - 2nd placed

Year 8 and under - Distinction winning Hopkinson Trophy and Jessie Hodgson Memorial Prize 

Piano Duet ( with Sanjitha Ganesh former pupil)

Year 9 and under- Distinction winning Janet Gott Trophy

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Acted Scene 2-4 members 

Hollie Bassham and Chloe Brett delivered an excellent performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and received a Commendation. The adjudicator Louise Manners congratulated both of them on their natural talents and wonderful performance as their first time at the event. Chloe and Hollie’s enjoyment and clear love of performing shone through in their acting.

Folly! Architecture Schools Competition - National Trust & North Yorkshire Society of Architects

‘We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Madeline, Katie and Rosa, from your school, who have both been awarded prizes and we enclose invitations for Madeline, Katie and Rosa to take home which invite them and their families to our prize giving event at Fountains Abbey in May’. Emma Manners, Learning Officer National Trust.


Well done to all year 6 children who took part in this project the standard was incredibly high from Oatlands and all together their were 1800 entries to this competition. 

Madeline Awarded a Commendation and Best in School

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Katie Awarded a Commendation

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Rosa Awarded for the Shortlisted Category

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