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Charlton Kings Infants' School

Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts

We were delighted with the Year 2 Choir who were awarded distinction in their category at Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts.

"Dear Mrs Pandazis,

I have just returned home after watching the choir's performance in the festival. I didn't spot you there so I thought I'd give you some feedback.

The choir were absolutely brilliant and you should be incredibly proud of them. They sang beautifully and the adjudicator commended them on their use of dynamics and light and shade. He particularly liked their performance of 'Who will buy' and congratulated the 3 soloists on their lovely opening to the piece. Our school was by far the most attentive, neatest and best organised of all the groups. They all looked very smart too!

Please pass on my thanks to Mrs Tyler and Mrs George, who led them superbly. Their hard work really paid off!

I thoroughly enjoyed going to watch the performance this morning and once again am reminded how very fortunate we are to have both our children in such a super school."


Following in the footsteps of the Year 2 Choir, a number of Year 2 children took part in the speech category at Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts. We were delighted to receive the following news from Pauline Travers, our speech and drama teacher:

"Dear Judith

I was so proud of our CKIS children today. They were all a credit to the school. Everyone of them used all the techniques they had been taught and spoke with clarity. Some were more nervous than they expected to be and others rose to the occasion and they all gained good marks.

In the first class Aphra won the gold medal with 88 marks. 
In the second class, Rose won with 87 marks; Bluebell gained the silver with 86 marks.
No medals in the third class but some brilliant 4th place performances (Evie McShane was brilliant and I was disappointed she wasn't placed).
In the fourth class Jack got the bronze medal."

Congratulations to them all!

It should be noted that Aphra went on to be presented with the Hadland Shining Star Cup for being awarded the top mark in the whole of the Under 7s Category.  A child from Charlton Kings has been awarded this cup every year over the last 5 years.


Congratulations to the Y2 children who won the Selwyn School Challenge Cup at the Cheltenham Festival of Performing Arts.  They entered the Choral Speaking Junior Class and did an excellent performance of 'The Adventures of Isabel' by Ogden Nash.  They were so excited to win the cup and should be very proud of themselves and all of their hard work!