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Speech & Drama 2020




Speech & Drama Syllabus 2020






Any good edition of the named texts may be used.

Unless own choice all poems can be found in the following books:


Read Me and Laugh, A Funny Poem For Every Day of The Year, Gaby Morgan, Macmillian Children’s Books

The Puffin Book of Classic Verse, Raymond Wilson, Puffin

The Oxford Book of Children’s Poetry, Michael Harrison & Christopher Stuart-Clark, Oxford University Press

Lost Magic The Very Best of Brian Moses, Brian Moses, Macmillian Children’s Books

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems, June Crebbin, Puffin

Come Follow Me: Poems for the Young, Philippa Gregory, Evans Brothers Ltd

Is a Caterpillar Ticklish?, Adrian Rumble, Young Puffin Books

A Choice of Poets, New Edition, David Edwards, OUP Oxford




Copies of poems are available by request from the festival office.

Please make sure the correct versions of poems are used.




The strongly competitive Speech and Drama section boasts a wide range of classes for all age groups. Of particular interest are the Performer of the Year finals, reached through qualification in solo classes. (Full details are contained in the syllabus.)