Near to 30 Academy students took part in the Speech Arts section of the Penticton Kiwanis Music Festival this past week. Performers were aged 4 – adult, sharing spoken word and dramatic skills with enthusiastic audiences and receiving commendation and encouragement for their poetry, prose, drama, Shakespeare and mime presentations from adjudicator Robin Norman. Ms. Norman was delighted with the standard of work demonstrated – Penticton is turning into a speech arts powerhouse!
A highlight was the ‘Primary Non-competitive’ section with youngsters aged 4 – 6 doing multiple selections each, and being decorated for their efforts with Festival prize ribbons. Many were most disappointed that they could not do more!