Treorchy Comprehensive School

On Tuesday the 12th of March over 40 pupils from Key stage 3 and 4 competed in the school’s annual Young Playwrights’ Competition. This competition seeks to unleash the students’ creative talent and challenges their ability to pen a theatrical masterpiece.

The winning 6 play entries are then cast, rehearsed and produced by the students themselves in preparation for the final round of the competition. This year’s event was as competitive as ever with numerous students receiving awards. Molly Griffiths (Year 8) won best playwright at Key Stage 3, with Joe Sendell winning the Key stage 4 writing award as well as best Key Stage 4 actor!
“Seasons” written by Morgan Westcott won the prize for “Best Overall Production”; this serious piece of writing explored how the lives of 3 young people were affected by cancer. The topic was sensitively handled and the audience shed many a tear.
Other awards included: Callum Howells, Best Key Stage 3 Male Actor, Tamara Brabon, Best Female Actor at Key Stage 3, Aaron Chapman-Davies Best Supporting Actor at Key stage 3, Abbie Davies, Best Supporting Actress Key Stage 4, Megan Davey Best Actress Key Stage 4, Martha Coleman Best Supporting Actress Key Stage 4, Sam Vaughan Most Promising Actor Key Stage 3.
The evening was adjudicated by two prestigious judges, Karen Walters and Gordon Thomas who are well known for their excellent work within the Dramatic Arts. Year upon year the students thoroughly enjoy and engage with this challenging creative process which helps them to improve a plethora of skills from literacy to line learning!