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Students who took top awards at the Coleraine Drama Festival - View Full Size Image
Students who took top awards at the Coleraine Drama Festival
Brothers Lucas and Ben Levy winners of the Junior and Senior Festival Cups - View Full Size Image
Brothers Lucas and Ben Levy winners of the Junior and Senior Festival Cups
01/05/2013 SUCCESS FOR LORETO DRAMA STUDENTS IN COLERAINE FESTIVAL

Twelve outstanding Drama students from Loreto College Coleraine have taken top awards at the annual Coleraine Festival.

Ben Levy, who is in Year 13, won an impressive array of awards.  These included the first place in the Shakespeare Solo and Solo Drama in the Senior age group; Ben was also awarded the Senior Festival Cup, the premier accolade for all prize-winners in the senior age-groups.  Year 14 student Una Marie Darragh was also very successful, winning first place in the Over 16 Sonnet and Prose Unseen classes.

There was also great success for students in the GCSE years.  Lucas Levy, a Year 12 student, took first place in his age group in the Set Poem, Solo Drama,  and Shakespeare Solo classes, as well as winning the award for Most Memorable Drama Performance (Age 15 and under) and the Junior Festival Cup, which is open to winners of all classes for those aged 10-15. Rhianna Gardiner, a Year 11 student at Loreto College, took second place in solo Drama and, performing with Tiarna McGinty (also Year 11), was placed first in the class for Acting of a Poem.  Tiarna McGinty, meanwhile, was placed second in the Novice class.  Sisters Bronagh and Orla Rafferty (respectively Year 11 and Year 9) were placed first in Under 16 Duologue, while Conor Dudley-Fergus and Cara Doherty (both Year 11) took second place in the same class.

There was also tremendous success for some Loreto Junior students. Emma Crossley, a Year 10 student, took first place in Ballad Speaking, first place in Prose Unseen and second place in Bible Reading.  Niamh Cunning (Year 9) took first place in the Solo Drama class in her age group, while Eve Gardiner (Year 8) was placed first in the Inventive Storytelling class. 

All twelve students were congratulated on these superb achievements, and for their tremendous enthusiasm for Drama, by Mrs Oonah McEwan, Head of Drama at Loreto College, and by Mr Michael James, College Principal, on behalf of all the staff and students of the school.