The annual Eisteddfod celebrates creativity across the curriculum. This event is made up of a variety of events such as Art, Food, Photography, Creative Writing and Flower Arranging. The final events of Dance, Drama, Music and Spoken Word take place over two performance evenings, which is a Fairfax firm favourite!
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And the winners are…
Fairfax Academy Eisteddfod 2022 – Fairfax’s annual arts festival lived up to its legendary status when students took to the stage to deliver songs, sketches and performances based on the theme of myths and legends.
Each year the school’s four houses of Coventry, Kenilworth, Stafford and Warwick compete in the week-long arts festival, which includes all kinds of disciplines from music and dance to art and poetry.
And on Thursday (December 15), Principal Sean Castle revealed that judges had chosen Warwick House as the winners of the overall title.
This year’s Eisteddfod was based around theme of the Myths and Legends – and featured all kinds of weird and wonderful characters, from ancient Greek monsters to Robin Hood, and from King Arthur to legends of rock’n’roll.
All of the academy’s students have been working hard over the past half term on their six individual entries; creative writing, 3D art, flower arranging, food, 2D art and photography.
And performers have shown dedication and resilience in their rehearsals for dance, play, choral singing, instrumental, vocal and spoken word.
Fairfax Academy Eisteddfod 2022 was hotly contested
The students care passionately about the hotly-contested festival, which has been the biggest date on the school’s calendar for decades and is the highpoint of the inter-house competition.
Backed by dedicated staff, the success of the Eisteddfod is driven by the students’ dedication – they write plays, compose and arrange music, choregraph and practice dance routines. Students also contribute to the smooth running of the shows, working backstage and acting as narrators.
Last year COVID restrictions meant audiences were unable to attend the live nights of the Eisteddfod, but this year parents and loved ones turned out in their hundreds to cheer on the talented students.
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