Speech & Drama Syllabus

Trophies and awards will be listed in the Festival Programme

Please note that for Speech & Drama 2017 Section,
1st, 2nd and 3rd place certificates may be awarded

TIME LIMITS WILL BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO – see Festival Rules.

CD accompaniment may be used.

Time limit does NOT include a brief introduction or setting of stage.

OWN CHOICE VERSE

VERSE SPEAKING
Own choice of any poem or part of a poem
302 Year 1 Not to exceed 2 minutes £6
303 Year 2 Not to exceed 2 minutes £6
304 Year 3 Not to exceed 2 minutes £6
305 Year 4 Not to exceed 2 minutes £6
306 Year 5 Not to exceed 3 minutes £6
307 Year 6 Not to exceed 3 minutes £6
308 Years 7 & 8 Not to exceed 3 minutes £8
309 Years 9 & 10 Not to exceed 3 minutes £8
310 Year 11 and over Not to exceed 3 minutes £8

VERSE SPEAKING – STUDENTS WITH ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
Own choice of any poem or part of a poem
311 Year 6 and under Not to exceed 2 minutes. £6
SET VERSE

VERSE SPEAKING

313 Year 1 Toes by Judith Nicholls or Sounds Good by Judith Nicholls £6
314 Year 2 Wiggly Giggles by Stacy Jo Crossen and Natalie Covell
or London’s Sky by Andrew Collett £6
315 Year 3 Breakdown by Jean Kenward or Skeleton House by Lawrence Smith £6
316 Year 4 The Busy Head by Charles Thomson or Three Little Pigs by Marian Swinger £6
317 Year 5 The Troll by Jack Prelutsky or Remember by Elizabeth Jennings £6
318 Year 6 The Insult by Paul Gallico or The Literacy Hour by Claire Bevan £6
319 Years 7 & 8 Any poem from ‘The Puffin Book of 20th Century Children’s Verse’ £8

320 Years 9 & 10 Any poem included in a GCSE anthology £8
321 Year 11 and over Any poem included in a GCSE anthology £8

 

WRITE YOUR OWN SECTION

ORIGINAL POETRY OR PROSE
To be spoken by the author (must not be the same poem as Class 323)

322 Open Not to exceed 3 minutes £8

323 WRITE YOUR OWN POEM £5
Individual entries will only be accepted on separate entry forms.
A signature and the address of a parent, guardian or teacher is required to verify that it is the unaided work of the student(s).
Copy to be sent to the Entries Secretary with the Entry Form.
All poets are invited to attend the adjudication of this class together with parents, teachers and friends however those wishing to perform should enter Class 322
[Must not be the same poem as Class 322]

Schools: a selection of poems from one class at a school can be entered for £15.00 total.
GROUP WORK

GROUP ACTING – SHAKESPEARE
A scene from a Shakespeare play for 2 or more players

324 Open Not to exceed 6 minutes. £15

GROUP MIME
Short Scene for any number of players (minimum 3). Costume optional.
Music allowed but no props

325 Open Not to exceed 5 minutes. £15
SCHOOLS – GROUP ACTING
A scene for any number of players (minimum 3). Costume optional.
Music allowed. Limited use of hand props, tables and chairs available.
326 Open Not to exceed 10 minutes £15

NON SCHOOLS – GROUP ACTING
A scene for any number of players (minimum 3). Costume optional.
Music allowed. Limited use of hand props, tables and chairs available.

327 Open Not to exceed 10 minutes £15
SCHOOLS – MIXED ARTS
Must include at least two of the following: Singing, Music, Speech, Movement.
Costume permitted. Minimum number of performers is 6.

328 Open Not to exceed 15 minutes £15
NON SCHOOLS – MIXED ARTS
Must include at least two of the following: Singing, Music, Speech, Movement.
Costume permitted. Minimum number of performers is 6.

329 Open Not to exceed 15 minutes £15

GROUP SPEAKING
At least two contrasting pieces of poetry or prose

330 Year 6 and under Not to exceed 6 minutes £15
331 Year 7 and over Not to exceed 6 minutes £15

READING AND PROSE CLASSES

READING FOR PERFORMANCE
A linked programme of poetry and prose on a chosen theme

332 Open Not to exceed 10 minutes £8

MEMORISED PROSE SPEAKING
333 Year 6 and under Open Not to exceed 2 minutes £6
334 Year 7 and over Open Not to exceed 3 minutes £8

MEMORISED POETRY OR PROSE SPEAKING FOR TWO SPEAKERS
335 Open Not to exceed 6 minutes (not to be acted) £10

THE ABINGTON AVENUE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH PREPARED BIBLE READING
Any version of the Bible
336 Year 6 and under Not to exceed 2 minutes £6

THE NORTHAMPTON BIBLE SOCIETY CLASS – PREPARED BIBLE READING
Taken from Jerusalem, New Jerusalem or Good News Bible
337 Year 7 to age 19 Not to exceed 2 minutes £8

PREPARED READING FROM ANY RELIGIOUS TEXT
338 Open Not to exceed 2 minutes £8

ACTING AND MIME CLASSES

DUOLOGUE
339 Year 3-6 Not to exceed 4 minutes £8
340 Years 7 & 8 Not to exceed 5 minutes £10
341 Years 9 & 10 Not to exceed 5 minutes £10
342 Year 11 and over Not to exceed 6 minutes £10

SOLO ACTING
343 Years 4 and under Not to exceed 3 minutes £6
344 Years 5 & 6 Not to exceed 3 minutes £6
345 Years 7 & 8 Not to exceed 4 minutes £8
346 Years 9 & 10 Not to exceed 5 minutes £8
347 Year 11 and over Not to exceed 5 minutes £8
SOLO ACTING SHAKESPEARE
348 Years 7 to 10 Not to exceed 4 minute £8.
349 Year 11 and over Not to exceed 5 minutes £8

 

MIME – SOLO or DUO
350 Open Not to exceed 3 minutes £8