Bulahdelah Central School produced excellent results at the Taree and District Eistedfodd.
Students exhibited their talents in a wide variety of events and were commended for their excellent and thoughtful performances.
“Students from Year 7 through to Year 12 participated in events such as play building, unscripted drama, speeches and debating just to name a few,” said English teacher Mrs Rosyline Caro.
“For some year 7 students it was their first foray into the Eisteddfod, whilst for year 12 students this is their last year.
“Thank you to all the parents, staff and members of the community who assisted with the Eisteddfod; because of your efforts our students got the chance to shine and share their talents.”
Student reflections on the Taree and District Eisteddfod
“I attended the eisteddfod and I am proud of the results. The eisteddfod can be a little frightening but is a good chance to build up confidence and make new friends, plus Macca’s is a bonus!” – Olivia Smith, year 7.
“On Thursday I went to the eisteddfod with our debating team, which includes Olivia, Georgia, Olivia and I. t was pretty cool to a part of a team. At the Eisteddfod we didn’t quite win but it was a really fun experience,” – Sophia Stubbs, year 7.
“This year I went to the Taree Eisteddfod; it was awesome! We learnt a lot from the day and also had some fun. Standing up on stage speaking wasn’t that bad because you couldn’t see anything because of the lights,” – Harry Cole, year 8.
“My experience at the eisteddfod was definitely unusual. I participated in public speaking, Australian verse solo, debating and impromptu reading. There were a lot of late nights and many nerves, I got through them without having a meltdown. I enjoyed it and would like to thank everyone who made this possible,” – Seleana Murphy, year 8.
“Debating at the Taree Eisteddfod was a learning experience for all involved. We learnt how to work as a team and improve on our speaking. I think my favourite part was on the way home; we listened to music and had snacks … fun times!” - Bianca Clarke, year 9.