S & D Syllabus

VERSE SPEAKING

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

 

A              The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

B              Young Puffin Book of Verse

C             Read Me Blue Book

D              Oxford Book of Fantastic 1st Poems

E              Is a Caterpillar Ticklish

F              Poems for 7 years and Under

G             Oxford 3rd Poetry Book

H             I Like this Poem

I              The Works 4

J              Puffin Quintet of Poets

K             Nations Favourite Poems

L             A Picnic of Poetry

 

 

Copies of all the set poems are available from the Secretary.

 

AGE TO ACCORD WITH THE RELEVANT SCHOOL YEAR

Book ref./Page                      Entry fee

Class 1A

Pre-Reception Children

Test Piece : Own Choice of a traditional Nursery Rhyme                                           £2.50

 

Class 1

Verse Speaking Reception Class

Test Piece:            Awkward Child by Rose Fyleman                   A/90                       £2.50

 

Class 2

Verse Speaking Year 1 ( March– August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece  My Puppy by Aleen Fisher                                             B/84                     £2.50

Class 3

Verse Speaking Year 1 ( September-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece:   Mice by Rose Fyleman                                               C/392                     £2.50

 

Class 4

Verse Speaking Year 2 ( March-August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece:  New Shoes  Anon                                                          C/222                     £2.50

 

Class 5

Verse Speaking Year 2 (September-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece              Sounds Good by Judith Nicholls                      A/50                       £2.50

Class 6

Verse Speaking Year 3 (March– August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece: The Twitcherty Witch by William Boucher              E/20                      £2.50

 

 

Book ref/page       Entry Fee

Class 7

Verse Speaking Year 3 (Sept-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece Mice and Cat by Clive Sansom                                     B/172          £2.50

 

Class 8

Verse Speaking Year 4 (March-August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece: Flying by J M Westrop                                                F/91              £2.50

 

Class 9

Verse Speaking Year 4 (Sept-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece: Witches Ride by Karla Kushkin                                  F/                   £2.50

 

Class 10

Verse Speaking Year 5 (March-August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece Magic Cat by Peter Dixon                                                               C/53                      £2.50

 

Class 11

Verse Speaking Year 5 (Sept-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece Silver by Walter de La Mare                                                            C/445                  £2.50

 

Class 12

Verse Speaking Year 6 (March-August Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece: The Troll by Jack Prelutsky                                                             G/47                   £2.50

Class 13

Verse Speaking Year 6 (Sept-February Birthdays inclusive)

Test Piece Stopping by Woods on a Summer Evening  by Robert Frost     H/ 67                 £2.50

 

Class 14

Verse Speaking Year 7

Test Piece Moonlit Apples by Leonard Clark                                                L/30                       £2.50

 

Class 15

Verse Speaking Year 8

Test Piece:  The Bogeyman by Jack Prelutsky                                              G/46                      £2.50

 

Class 16

Verse Speaking Year 9

Test Piece: It’s Behind you by David Harmer                                                 I/ 250                    £2.50

Test Piece: War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy                                      F172                       £2.00

Copy available from the Secretary

 

Class 17                                                                                               Book ref./page      Entry fee

Verse Speaking Year 10

Test Piece :           The Moths Plea by Elizabeth Jennings             J/125                    £2.50

 

Class 18

Verse Speaking Year 11

Test Piece: The Road not Taken by Robert Frost                          K/77                       £2.50

 

Class 19

Verse Speaking Year 12 and over

Test Piece             The Animal Chorus by Elizabeth Jennings   J/135       £2.50

 

HUMOROUS VERSE

 

A Copy of Own Choice Poems to be submitted at time of entry please.

 

Class 20

Humorous Verse Speaking Year 2 and under

Test Piece: Own Choice                     Time Limit: 2 minutes                        £2.50

 

Class 21

Humorous Verse Speaking Years 3 and 4

Test Piece: Own Choice                    Time Limit : 2 minutes                      £2.50

 

Class 22

Humorous Verse Speaking Year 5

Test Piece: Own Choice                    Time Limit: 3 minutes                        £2.50

 

Class 23

Humorous Verse Speaking Year 6

Test Piece: Own Choice                    Time Limit: 3 minutes                        £2.50

 

Class 24

Humorous Verse Speaking Years 7 and 8

Test Piece : Own Choice                   Time Limit : 4 minutes                      £2.50

 

Class 25

Humorous Verse Speaking Years 9, 10 and 11

Test Piece : Own Choice                   Time Limit : 4 minutes                      £2.50

 

 

Class 26

Prose Speaking Year 6 and under                    Time Limit : 1½ minutes

Test Piece: An Extract from The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde                               £2.50

Class 27

Prose Speaking Years 7 and 8                           Time Limit : 2 minutes      £2.50

Test Piece : An Extract from Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by

Mildred D. Taylor

 

Class 28

Prose Speaking Years 9, 10 and 11                  Time Limit : 3 minutes      £2.50

Test Piece :  An Extract from Of Mice and Men by John  Steinbeck

 

Class 29

Prose Speaking Years 12 and 13                      Time Limit : 4 minutes      £2.50

Test Piece : An Extract from  Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

 

 

BIBLE READING

 

Class 30

Bible Reading  Year 6 and under (Primary)

Test Piece:  St. Matthew  Chapter 14 verses 22 to 33                           £2.50

Any version of the Bible may be used, but a copy must be provided for the adjudicator

 

Class 31

Bible Reading Year 7 and over (Secondary)

Test Piece: St. Matthew Chapter 5 Verses 1 to 12                                                £2.50

Any version of the Bible may be used, but a copy must be provided for the adjudicator

 

Class 32

Religious Verse Year 6 and under

Test Piece: from  one of the following

A) The Donkey by G K Chesterton  B) 4th October St. Francis Day by

Eleanor Farjeon Or C) The Riding of the Kings by Eleanor Farjeon

£2.50

 

 

Class 33

Religious Verse Year 7 and over

Test Piece: Own Choice

Time Limit: 3 minutes                                                                                        £2.50

 

 

ORIGINAL WRITING

 

The poem MUST be sent to the Secretary at the time of entry : 16th January 2019. For Classes 34 & 35 please include your date of birth.

 

Class 34

Original Verse Primary                                                                                       £2.50

Test Piece : Performers are required to submit their own choice composition which may be either rhyming or free verse. The poem may be either spoken by the writer or another person chosen by the writer.

 

Class 35

Original Verse Secondary                                                                                  £2.50

Test Piece : Performers are required to submit their own choice composition which may be either rhyming or free verse. The poem may be either spoken by the writer or another person chosen by the writer.

 

Class 36

Original Verse Adult                                                                                                          £3.50

Test Piece : Performers are required to submit their own choice composition which may be either rhyming or free verse. The poem may be either spoken by the writer or another person chosen by the writer.

 

 

MIME CLASSES

 

IN ALL MIME CLASSES NO PROPS, OTHER THAN CHAIRS, MAY BE USED. IF POSSIBLE PERFORM IN BLACK CLOTHING.

 

Class 38

Solo Mime Primary                                                                                                             £2.50

Test Piece   The Photograph  or  The Goal

Time Limit: 2 minutes

 

Class 39

Solo Mime Secondary

Test Piece:            The Unexpected Visitor or Trapped                                                £2.50

Time Limit: 3 minutes

 

Class 45

Solo Dramatic Primary

Test Piece: Own Choice of an extract from a play or novel spoken by a character

Time Limit: 3 minutes                                                                                                        £1.80

 

Class 46

Solo Dramatic 11 to 16 years

Test Piece: Own Choice of an extract from a play or novel spoken by a character

Time Limit: 4 minutes                                                                                                        £1.80

 

 

Class 40

Duo Mime Primary             No Music

Test Piece : The Rescue or  Noises in the Night

Time Limit : 3 minutes                                                                                                       £3.50

 

Class 41

Duo Mime Secondary                         No Music

Test Piece : Own Choice

Time Limit : 3 minutes                                                                                                                      £3.50

 

Class 42

Group Mime Primary (not less than 4 people)   No Music

Test Piece : Own Choice

Time Limit : 5 minutes                                                                                                                      £6.00

 

Class 43

Group Mime Secondary (not less than 4 people)  No Music

Test Piece : Own Choice

Time Limit : 6 minutes                                                                                                                      £6.00

 

DRAMATIC CLASSES

 

Class 44

Solo Dramatic Primary

Test Piece : Own Choice of an extract from a play or novel spoken by a character

Time Limit : 3 minutes                                                                                                                      £2.50

 

Class 45

Solo Dramatic Years 7 and 8

Test Piece : Own Choice of an extract from a play or novel spoken by a character

Time Limit : 3 minutes                                                                                                                      £2.50

 

Class 46

Solo Dramatic Years 9, 10 and 11

Test Piece: Own Choice of an extract from a play or novel spoken by a character

Time Limit: 5 minutes                                                                                                                        £2.50

 

Class 47

Solo Dramatic 16 years and over

Test Piece: Own Choice of an extract from a play or novel spoken by a character

Time Limit: 5 minutes                                                                                                                        £2.50

 

DUOLOGUE CLASSES

 

Class 48

Duologue Primary

Test Piece: Own Choice

Time Limit: 5 minutes (including any prop setting)                                                     £3.50

 

Class 49

Duologue 11 to 14 years

Test Piece: Own Choice

Time Limit: 6 minutes (including any prop setting)                                                     £2.10

 

Class 50

Duologue 14 to 18 years

Test Piece: Own Choice

Time Limit: 6 minutes (including any prop setting)                                                     £2.20

 

Class 51

Dramatic Quartet (Primary)

Test Piece: The Letter or The Mysterious Box

Time Limit: 4  minutes                                                                                                      £3.25

 

Class 52

Dramatic Quartet (Secondary)

Test Piece: Better Late than Never or Storm in a Teacup

Time Limit: 4 minutes                                                                                                                        £3.25

 

Class 53

Dramatic Ensemble 18 years and under

Test Piece: Own Choice – An extract from a play or a complete one act play.

These must have been published by a known publisher and not a piece of original writing .

A licence must be produced with the entry.

Time Limit: 45 minutes (to include setting and striking)                                            £5.00

 

Class 54

Choral Speaking (Infants)

Test Piece: “Witch, Witch” by Rose Fyleman (A Very First Poetry Book—Oxford)

OR “You were the mother last time” by Mary Ann Hoberman

From (A Very First Poetry Book—Oxford)

AND Own choice for which the time limit is 3 minutes                              £3.80

 

 

Class 49

Duologue Years 7 and 8

Test Piece : Own Choice

Time Limit : 6 minutes (including any prop setting)                                                    £3.50

 

Class 50

Duologue Years 9-12

Test Piece : Own Choice

Time Limit : 6 minutes (including any prop setting)                                                    £3.50

 

Class 51

Dramatic Quartet Years 1 and 2

Test Piece : “Holiday” or “The Strange Visit”

Time Limit : 3 minutes                                                                                                       £5.00

 

Class 52

Dramatic Quartet Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Test Piece : “Where did that come From?” or “Oh, what a mess!”

Time Limit : 4 minutes                                                                                                                      £5.00

 

Class 53

Dramatic Quartet (Secondary)

Test Piece : “Shock Result” or “Eureka”

Time Limit : 4 minutes                                                                                                                      £5.00

 

Choral Speaking Choirs Are Not To Be Conducted

 

Class 54

Choral Speaking Years 1 and 2

Test Piece: “Queue for the Zoo by Clare Bevan or The Pirates are Walking the Plank

By Wes Magee

AND    Own Choice of one contrasting poem. Time limit : 4 minutes                     £5.00

Class 55

Choral Speaking Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

Test Piece: “Crocodile Farm” by Roger McGough or “The Day the Telly

Broke Down” by Lindsay McCrae

AND Own Choice of one contrasting poem. Time limit : 4 minutes                         £5.00

Class 56

Choral Speaking Secondary

Test Piece: “Colonel Fazackerley” by Charles Causley

OR  “The Song of the Jellicles” by T. S. Eliot

AND Own Choice of one contrasting poem Time Limit: 10 minutes            £5.00

 

Copies of these poems are available from the Secretary

 

 

Class 57

Choral Speaking (Adults)

Test Piece “United States flies in Hamburgers” by Roger McGough or 2Sarah Cynthia

Sylvia  Stout “ by Shel Silverstein  or “The Stones” by Brendan Kennelly

AND Own Choice of one contrasting  poem Copies of Set Poems available from the Secretary

Time Limit: 10 minutes                                                                                                     £6.00

 

Performers in Classes 58 to 60 must provide copies of Solo Verse, Prose and

Choral Speaking which they may be including in their performance.

 

Class 58

Junior Theme Class Years 6 and under (not less than 5 people)

Test Piece: A programme devised by the group illustrating one of the following:

i Summer               ii Danger                                iii Family Occasions

The theme must include at least three of the following skills:

a. Solo Verse                         d. Recorded Music

b. Prose                  e. Live Music

c. Choral Speaking              f. Mime and Movement

Time Limit: 8 minutes                                                                                                                        £6.00

 

Class 59

Intermediate Theme Class Years 7 and 8 (not less than 5 people)

Test Piece: A programme devised by the group illustrating one of the following :

i Summer                               ii  Out and About                      iii Escape

The theme must include at least three of the skills listed above.

Time Limit: 10 minutes                                                                                                     £6.00

 

Class 60

Senior Theme Class Years 9 to 11 (not less than 5 people)

Test Piece: A programme devised by the group illustrating one of the following:

i Disguise              ii Phobias                              iii Happy Days

The theme must include at least three of the skills listed above.

Time Limit: 12 minutes                                                                                                     £6.00

 

Class 61

Shakespeare Character Study Years 6, 7 and 8                                                                              £2.50

The piece selected must be acted                                   Time Limit : 2 minutes

Test Piece : Own Choice of a speech from one of the following plays

I. Much Ado About Nothing             ii. Romeo & Juliet               iii. Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Class 62

Shakespeare Character Study Years 9, 10, and 11                                                        £2.50

The piece selected must be acted.                                  Time limit : 4 minutes

Test Piece: Own Choice of a speech from any play by William Shakespeare

 

 

 

 

Diary Reading 11 to 14 years                                            Time Limit : 3 minutes

Test Piece: An extract from : The Diary of Anne Frank                                              £2.00

 

Class 63

Shakespeare Character Study Years 12 and 13

The piece selected must be acted                   Time Limit : 4 minutes                      £2.50

Test Piece : Own Choice of a speech from any play by William Shakespeare

 

Class 64

Shakespeare Character Study Adult                                                                                £5.00

The piece selected must be acted                   Time Limit : 4 minutes

Test Piece : Own Choice of a speech from any play by William Shakespeare

 

Class 65

Diary Reading Years 7 and 8                                            Time Limit : 3 minutes

Test Piece : Own Choice of an extract from thee Diary of Anne Frank                    £2.50

 

Class 66

Diary Reading Years 9, 10 and 11   Time Limit : 3 minutes

Test Piece : Own Choice of an extract from

The Diary of an Edwardian Lady  by Edith Holden                                                    £2.50

 

Class 67

Verse Speaking Years 3 , 4, 5 and 6                                                                                £2.50

Test Piece : Own Choice of any poem  from  What are we Fighting For?

edited by Brain Moses & Roger Stevens pub Macmillian or In Time of War

Edited by Anne Harvey pub by Puffin

 

A copy must be provided for the adjudicator.

 

Class 68                                                                                                                               £2.50

Verse Speaking Years 7 — 12

Test Piece : Own Choice of any poem  from Penguin Book of First World War Poetry

A copy must be provided for the adjudicator. This class may be divided.

 

Class 69                                                                                                                                £2.50

Sonnet Class (Secondary)

Test Piece : Own Choice of two contrasting sonnets

 

Class 70                                                                                                                                £2.50

Prepared Prose Reading     Time Limit : 3 minutes

Test Piece : An extract from any novel by  Charles Dickens

 

 

Class 71

Musical Theatre Group (not less than 4 people)

Test Piece: To perform an extract from a Musical which must include spoken word and 1 musical piece accompanied by either recorded or live music.

Time Limit: 15 minutes                                                                                                     £7.00

Please note: Should entries be received from both Primary and Secondary ages, this class will be divided.

 

 

 

 

Class 72

Radio News Reading Years 5 and 6

Test Piece: Performers should prepare a news script which they will read as a radio news bulletin of 2 minutes duration. The script, which should be in the performer’s own words, should comprise news items which have been reported on radio, television or in the newspapers during January and February 2019 The adjudicator will assess both content and presentation.                                                                                                    £2.50

Class 73

Radio News Reading Years 7 and 8

Test Piece: As above, but a bulletin of  up to 3 minutes duration.                            £2.50

 

Class 74

Radio News Reading Years 9 and 10

Test Piece: As above, but a bulletin of up to 4 minutes duration                              £2.50

Class75

Radio News Reading Years 11 and 12

Test Piece : As above, but a bulletin of up to 5 minutes duration.                            £2.50

 

Class 76

Musical Theatre Open

Test Piece : To introduce a character from a musical and perform one song.

Time Limit : 4 minutes

Accompanist will be provided if necessary. CDs not allowed.

Music must be included with entry please.                                                                £2.50

Class 77

Open Theme Class                                                                                                                              £2.50

Test Piece : A programme devised by the group illustrating any one of the options listed in Classes 58—60. Time Limit : 12 minutes

 

New for 2019

Class 78                                                                                                                                £3.00

Duologue Open

Test Piece             Own Choice of a Piece written for two Characters  or an

Extract from a Book

Time Limit 8 Minutes including setting.

Class 79

Humorous Verse Year 12 & 13

Own Choice Time Limit 5 minutes                                                                                 £3.00

Class 80

Bible Reading Year 12 & 13

Test Piece             Mark Chapter 10 Vs  17-27                                                                               £3.00

Class 81

Solo Dramatic    Years 12 & 13

Test Piece Own Choice of a speech by a Character from either a Play or Novel

Time Limit 6 minutes                                                                                                                         £3.00