The Ryleys School celebrates its festival success

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The Ryleys School is celebrating a bumper number of awards at this year's Alderley Edge Festival with children entering the festival from every year group in the school.

The week started off with the choir classes and The Ryleys School was placed second for the Chamber Choir and third place for the Junior Choir. In the individual classes, numerous children shone through with three children being awarded first place. Irina G in Year 3 for Orchestral Solo Strings Grade 4 & 5, Ayva S and Francesca C, Vocal Duet and Tav H for Grade 3 Piano.

Out of the winners, Irina G, Ayva S and Francesca C were all asked to perform at the Gala Concert on Saturday evening, which was a real privilege for all of the children.

A number of second places were also given - Noah R playing the Tenor Horn in the Woodwind and Brass Class, Jack C singing in the Vocal Solo class, Ayva S singing in the Vocal Solo class, and James B in the Grade 1 Piano class.

In third place for The Ryleys School was Isobel N and Francesca C in the Vocal Duo class, Zak K in the Piano Prep Test Class and Matthew G in the Piano Grade 1 class.

In the Speech and Drama, Naya P was awarded third place for the Year 1 class.

Head Teacher, Mrs Julia Langford, said: "Music and drama are an integral part of school life here at The Ryleys School and we are very proud that such a high proportion of children play a musical instrument and take part in speech and drama. The standard at this year's festival was extremely high and I am delighted that the children did so well. The festival is a wonderful opportunity for the children to gain confidence and showcase their talents. We are very proud of all the pupils who entered."