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Inverness Music Festival Success

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Wider Curriculum

Congratulations to Bethany Morris 2L, Katie Gillies 2L and Catriona Garvie 2S who won the S1-S3 Public Speaking on their topic of “Why I wouldn’t want to be a billionaire” at the recent Speaking rounds at the Inverness Music Festival.

Also commended were Amma Crombie 3L, Archie Gray 3L and Rachel Gillies 3L who were the runners up with their topic being “That Disney is for all ages”. There were four teams competing in their category.

by Katie Stark, House Captain, Kishorn

Wonderful Results at Inverness Music Festival

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Personal, Wider Curriculum

Charleston Academy had wonderful results, yet again, in this year’s Inverness Music Festival.

Twenty seven pupils were entered in categories for Solo Prose Reading, Solo Verse Speaking, Group Verse and Public Speaking.

Our group of S3 verse speakers were delighted to win the Florians Trophy for Speech for an impressive third year in a row, after giving a rousing version of Vachel Lindsay’s The Sea Serpent Chantey. They beat off stiff competition for our S1/S6 group who gained second place with their recital of Scotland by Alexander Gray.

In public Speaking our team of S2 girls, Amnma Crombie, Emily Blackmore & Rachel Gilles, in their first competition, came first and won the under fifteens trophy, with an impassioned plea to End all Homework. Other subjects raised in this category were Facebook, Why we shouldn’t keep cats as pets and Ehebiphobia (the fear of youth).

In the over fifteen category our team of S4 girls, Morvern Carmichael, Samantha Cochrane & Eilidh Morrison, came first and won the trophy with, what proved to be, a controversial account of how Romance is Dead. Our other team in this category, who came second, convinced us all that Social Media is the Curse of Modern Society.

In the solo categories Charleston pupils gained excellent marks. Particular congratulations go to Jemimah Morris (S5) who was awarded outstanding for her reading of an extract from Orlando by Virginia Woolf and gained first place.

In the S1-2 Category Bethany Morris came first reading an extract from Life of Pie by Yann Martel and in the S3-4 category Stuart Hamilton came first reading from Out of the Silent Planet by C.S Lewis.

In the solo poetry S1-2 category Rosie Gittings (S2) gained first place for her recital of The Listeners by Walter de la Mare and Tea with the Poet by A Henry. In S3-4 we had joint winners of Allan Goodwill and Cameron Cochrane with One Art by E. Bishop and The Oxen by Thomas Hardy.

Well done to all our confident individuals!

Ms Kay Storey, English Department

Inverness Music Festival

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Wider Curriculum

Charleston Academy pupils had wonderful results in the recent Inverness Music Festival Prose Reading and Poetry Reciting categories. All entrants very much enjoyed the experience of performing in front of an audience and the feedback, from the informative and entertaining judge, praised the pupils’ hard work and obvious talents.


Our S2 Verse Speaking Group recited The Black Horseman by George Mackay Brown. Catherine De Venny (2K1), Roisin Martin (2S), Allan Goodwill (2L2), Caragh Gallacher (2S), Cody Ross (2K2), Stuart Hamilton (2T2), Calum Wilson (2T2), Robert Thorne (2s) and Cameron Cochrane (2T2) won The Florian’s Trophy for Speech for the 2nd year running.

Our S3 Public Speaking Team of Morvern Carmichael (3S2), Paige Maclellan (3L2) and Anna Knox (3K1) came 1st and were winners of the Inverness Speakers Trophy (ages 11-15)

The School also won the Inverness Speakers Trophy. Jemimah Morris (4L2), Robert Thorne (2S) and Katie Stark (4K2) did very well.

In the Solo Prose Competition Anna Knox (3K1) won 1st Place with Distinction, while Senior Prefect and House Captain Georgia Coleman (6L) also came 1st with Distinction in Solo Prose S5/6 category.

In S1/S2 Solo Prose, Timothy Cox (1T2) came 1st with Distinction, while Robert Thorne (2S) was awarded 1st with Outstanding.

Ms Kay Storey, English Department and Speaking / Debating Coach

Inverness Music Festival

Written by Charleston Academy on . Posted in Achievements, Wider Curriculum

Charleston Academy pupils performed spectacularly well in the Prose and Verse speaking competitions at the festival, securing first places in many of the categories.

Particularly exciting was the win in the Group Verse Speaking category

Our S1 group, who named themselves The Chansonniers, delivered  a faultlessness  performance and brought home The Florians Trophy for Speech.

Ms Kay Storey, English Department