A massive well done to everyone competing in the Inverness Music Festival, all participants really pushed themselves out with their comfort zones and excelled.
Abigail Morris, Islay Barras and Isobel Garvie achieved a 3rd out of 10 competitors in the junior public speaking competition with their brilliant speech on ‘Why the consumption of beef should be banned’.
Archie Grey, Katie Gillies, Rachel Gillies, Bethany Morris, Catriona Garvie and Georgina Barras achieved commended awards on their speeches based on ‘Why you should be keeping up with the Kardashian’s’ and ‘Why the body positivity movement has gone too far’.
Charleston’s own band, Flying Knee, composed of Rory Barker, Patrick Morris, Robert Thorne, Lewis Anderson and Finbar Doig, placed 2nd in the battle of the bands with their versions of ‘Killing in the Name’, ‘Gold on the Ceiling’ and ‘Can’t Stop’.
Archie Grey placed 2nd in his performance of ‘Rondo’ by Mozart and ‘valse Lente’ by Oskar Merikanto in grade 7 piano. Rosie Gittings placed first with her spoken prose of ‘I do not love thee’ by Caroline Norton.
Rosie Gittings 5T2