Mary, Margarette and Emma Allen at the Gympie Eisteddfod
Mary, Margarette and Emma Allen at the Gympie Eisteddfod Renee Pilcher

Pupils praised for dedication

TWO primary school verse speaking choirs were heaped with praise at the Gympie and District Annual Eisteddfod yesterday.

Adjudicator Beverley Wood found it difficult to split Gympie South State School and Victory College verse speaking choirs because their performances had been so good, yet so different. “This is really my favourite section,” Mrs Wood said.

“Very exacting, but so worthwhile to have that many people working together.

“It takes so much hard work.” Mrs Wood paid tribute to the choir conductors.

“There’s a lot of work involved.

“It takes a very special teacher to conduct each choir and they have to develop a very special relationship with their children.”

In a photo finish, Gympie South State School, led by Trena Jane Reisenleiter-Rowlands was awarded first place, with Victory College second.

“You were both spot on,” Mrs Woods said. “Unfortunately there can only be one winner but the difference in marks is marginal.”

The eisteddfod continues today, concluding this evening with speech, piano and vocal championships.

Gympie Times


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