Milton Public School’s Shoalhaven Eisteddfod success continued on Saturday, June 21, with two groups invited to perform as part of the Stars of the Eisteddfod.
More than 100 Milton Pubic School students made the journey to Nowra to perform in this exclusive, invitation only concert.
“This was a great achievement for the school as we were by far the largest contingent of any school represented,” proud principal Mark Thomson said.
Not only were Milton Public School students outstanding performers, but the school was awarded the Schools Encouragement Award which recognises the school’s commitment to the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod for more than 16 years and acknowledges the school’s outstanding performing arts program together with the enthusiasm and professional skills of all teachers.
The citation in part states: “This year students performed with considerable success in Infants and Primary Choirs, Infants and Primary Choral Verse Speaking and Special Education Verse Speaking”.
Fifteen pairs participated in the Poems for Two sections with many other individual performances in Verse Speaking – a total of thirty-five entries from the school.
This award comes with a $1,000 cheque generously donated by Jamie and Angie Strong.
The money will be used by the school to further enhance the school’s arts programs.
However the accolades did not end there.
Two outstanding Milton Public School teachers, Sam Rutherford and Louise Allen, were each awarded the prestigious Gilmour Award for outstanding commitment to the Shoalhaven Eisteddfod.
“We are very proud of all students who performed and staff who made this wonderful opportunity available to Milton Public School students,” Mr Thomson said.