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Colsterworth Festival of Performing Arts

We are about to audition for the Colsterworth Festival of Performing Arts. It’s a big commitment:


· You have to be free on Saturday 25th February (classes not yet timetabled)

· You have to be able to transport your child to and from the event (The Isaac Newton Memorial Hall, Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth NG33 5PG)

· Your child has to rehearse before the day

· Your child will have to audition


The school pays the entrance fee so we are keen that you don’t pull out once committed. We enter three different categories:


 1. Reading (we can provide the readings)

Year 2 and under

Where’s My Teddy Jez Alborough from the start up to “How did you get to be this size?”

Year 3 and 4

 After the Storm Nick Butterworth from the start up to “He pulled his pillow over his head and tried to get to sleep.”

Year 5 and 6

Wonder R.J.Palacio from the start up to “Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse.”


2. Poem from memory (we can provide the poems but you have to learn them off by heart)

Year 2 and under

30 Days hath September (by Anon)

Year 3 and 4

Me and You by Clive Webster

Year 5 and 6

Sea Fever by John Masefield


3. Sight reading (you are provided with the text two minutes before you have to read it)

 Year 2 and under

Year 3 and 4

Year 5 and 6


The auditions for the Festival will be held as follows in Mr. Tapley’s office, the readings will be provided:


Year 2 and under (using the Where’s My Teddy reading) on Wednesday 23rd November between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

Year 3 and 4 (using the reading After the Storm) on Thursday 24th November between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

Year 5 and 6 (using the reading Wonder) on Friday 25th November between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.


If the children get through the audition then they will be immediately invited to the Festival with further details to follow. All the readings and hints and tips have been uploaded on to  the 'Gallery' section of the school website.