Anakie showcase their skills in verse
ANAKIE State School students have represented their school with pride this week.
With more than one third of the 80 students participating in the Central Highlands Eisteddfod in various events they have achieved great results.
Arts teacher Josie Carew said the children enjoyed preparing for the event.
"It's a great opportunity for the students to showcase their talents and perform for an audience.”
The students have been practising non-stop and working hard to ensure they were ready.
"There's been a lot of preparation,” Mrs Carew said.
"The students dedicated their own time to make sure they were ready. They practised during lunch time and performed for friends at school.”
And their hard work paid off. In the soloists and verse speaking alone, the students took home a collection of awards.
"Nearly everyone who has competed has won a place,” Mrs Carew said.
"I'm very proud of the achievements no matter what the result. It's wonderful to see their confidence grow throughout the experience.”
Mrs Carew said compared to previous years the competition was of a very high standard.
"This year all of the students from all of the schools gave it their all, I've been so impressed.”
Adjudicator Amanda Hock said all the children performed well.
"The students who performed today held their own in a large space and in front of judges,” Mrs Hock said.
Mrs Hock said she was particularly impressed with the various ages tackling the solo competition.
"It's great to see such a wide range of ages taking part in solo events.”
Mrs Hock said the region should be very proud of their talented young men and women.
"The talent showcased today is extremely encouraging for the region.”