Jan 2017 18

The 6 Junior Reading team county finalists also competed at The George Hotel, Penrith on Thursday 12th January 2017. Teams of 3 read passages from “The Hobbit” by J.R.R.Tolkien. Judges, Helen Pickup and Sarah Ledger were both very impressed with the standards shown by those competing. The judges commented that the characterisation and understanding of the text was excellent and that competitors had done themselves proud.  


The winning Brampton YFC Team, consisting of; Grace Allen, Sade Burke and Charlie Hayton were presented with the Frank Gate Trophy. Second place went to; Ella Batey, Emily Storey and Lauren Bates of Wigton C. Wigton’s B team of; Ava Williams, Philippa Hall, and Caitlin Harrison came 3rd and   Pennine YFC’s team of Alice Fawcett, Rachel Hewitt and Rachel Bland came 4th.


The top 3 teams will go on to compete at the Northern Area Weekend, hosted by Yorkshire YFC on the 25th and 26th February 2017.