Treorchy Comprehensive School

The final of Treorchy Comprehensive School's Young Playwrights Competition was held on Wednesday the 23rd of March. The competition has been running since October encouraging enthusiastic students to write a play for performance. From over thirty entries six groups of finalists were selected to perform in the competition. With guest judge Rhys Bidder of Pobly y Cwm fame and past winner Cory Holt manning the judges table the event was underway.

It was an extremely exciting evening with the play "You must remember this" by Lowri Jones, Year 10 winning best overall production. Jessica Davies,  year 10 was awarded best script for her educational piece on teenage runaways. The awards for best male actors went to Callum Howells, year 7 and Jacob Coleman Year 10 for their natural, engaging performance. For best female actor Elise Tanner scooped the prize for the lower school with Emily Wilton winning best actor for her age group. A new award was introduced for this year, Kirstie Huggleston year 9 won the award for most promising actor with her portrayal of a challenging comedy role. The teachers award for dedication and commitment went to the year 8 play, "The right decision" as the youngest competitors they displayed maturity and confidence with their performance of this piece focussing on the dangers of peer pressure.
This was the third annual playwright competition and once again the students displayed their talent and dedication to this extra curricular activity. The evening was a huge success with judge Rhys Bidder commenting that he was "extremely impressed with the high standard of work that was presented".