Youngsters shine on stage in annual Brigg and Scunthorpe music festivals
TALENTED children from across North Lincolnshire have been impressing judges at this year's music festivals.
Youngsters have been amazing officials with their speech and acting skills at the Scunthorpe Musical Festival and North Lincolnshire Music and Drama Festival.
This year Scunthorpe Musical Festival has a record number of children taking part with more than 500 entries.
Adjudicator Louise Manders is an experienced theatre director and has taught speech, drama and dance to all ages of students.
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She said: "The standard of entries has been wonderful considering it is some youngsters' first times.
"They have been performing with loads of expression and all seem very prepared.
"The children have tackled the poems with enthusiasm.
"It is such a confidence builder and a terrific festival."
All classes are held at Frodingham Parish Hall, with the exception of choral speaking, which is at The House in Scunthorpe today (Thursday).
The final sessions will take place at Invenio Academy, Scunthorpe.
In addition the North Lincolnshire Music and Drama Festival has been taking place in Brigg, running from Monday until today (Thursday, March 7).
The festival concert will be held at The Vale Academy on Grammar School Road, on Saturday, March 16.
Marjorie Grisdale, chief steward of the festival, said: "It has been extremely successful for us so far. It is still early days, but we have had quite good audiences.
"In some classes the standard has been very high. The number of competitors we have had entered is around the same as last year, which we are pleased to see."