Name ID 728
Arusha School Magazine
Page Number: 14
Extract Date: 1957
THE ELOCUTION CONTEST
This year, the Elocution Contest was held on July 11th and 13th, when we were entertained by some short scenes. All classes la upwards competed. The Junior section included classes la, 1 and 2a. 2a won with a play called "Dr. Screwbones". Leslie Haigh was the doctor, who had invented a machine which would cure everybody, whatever their disease. We saw it being tried out successfully on many different types of people.
The next section included Standards 2, 3a and 3. Standard 3 won with an amusing play called "On the Lawn". Three children were trying to think of something amusing to play, when some Crusaders marched on. The three children thought they would like to be Crusaders, but when they heard of the dangers, they changed their minds. When the Crusaders left, some Turks arrived, and told their story. The Children then decided they would rather play their own games, and so the play ended.
The senior section was won by Secondary Form 2, who acted extracts from "As you Like It" by William Shakespeare. The scene was set in the Forest of Arden and all the main characters, Rosalind, Celia, Orlando and Adam were seen making their way to the Forest where they met Duke Senior, the banished duke.
Altogether it was a very enjoyable contest.
David Marsh 11 years