Showcase of talent carries on tradition

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A school tradition dating back to the late 1960s remains strong at St Peter’s College.
The school held its annual Eisteddfod during the term with eliminations taking place over two days.
The Best of the Rest Concert was held on Friday, July 1 and the final concert was held last Thursday night.
Principal Kate Nicholson said Eisteddfod, which started in 1969, was part of a cultural event which was important to the school.
‘‘It’s a traditional event. It allows the students in the performing arts a moment to show their talents,’’ Mrs Nicholson said.
The Eisteddfod was compulsory and every pupil had to enter one event.
Categories included singing, dance, speech, instrumental, photography, poetry and lip-sync videos.
Pupils were judged during eliminations and those who placed first, second and third either performed in the Best of the Rest Concert or the final concert.
Mrs Nicholson said both concerts had a good balance of performances and the final concert, which was open to the public, had performances that would appeal to the audience.
The wild card was an added initiative to the concert this year, which was brought in by the year 13 pupils.
‘‘It provides a variety for the public who are watching,’’ she said.
Year 13 cultural pupils Mackenzie Nicholson and Bliss B Legayo were the hosts during the final concert.
It was their big responsibility for the year and they did a very good job, Mrs Nicholson said.