Bradshaw students set to dazzle at major talent drawcard
Bradshaw Primary School has entered 160 students in this year’s Centralian Eisteddfod.
Year 3 teacher Jessica Fahey said the students will compete in an event that “provides opportunities to challenge themselves and really shine”.
“They are required to commit to rehearsals, learn to be part of a team, practise performing skills, and demonstrate confidence in performing before an audience,” she said.
“We have 50 Transition students, a Year 1/2 class, and a group of 30 students from years 1 to 6 who are dancing, there are 50 Year 1 students singing a song, and there are entrants in the separate prepared reading section.
“The readers will recite passages from children’s authors, such as Roald Dhal, David Williams and Andy Griffith. My class has been working on a poem recital called Grandma’s glasses, a funny poem by Kathleen Mary Xepapas.”
The talent quest acts, which can extend to 10 minutes, will be judged on their entertainment value to the audience.
“At recess and lunchtimes the Jill Tutor Hall has been a hive of activity. More than 50 students are preparing dances, practising songs, rehearsing plays, and reciting their prepared readings,” Ms Fahey said.
“Our dancers will mostly exhibit popular songs in the Hip hop and Jazz genres, and duos and trios are rehearsing for this year’s new section devoted to student choreography.”
Most of the Bradshaw students will perform at Araluen Arts Centre on Thursday 23 May and Tuesday 28 May.
The 33rd Centralian Eisteddfod runs from 19 May to 15 June.
Picture: Students from years 2 to 6 practise a Hip hop dance in which soldiers are the theme.