Children find fun and confidence on stage
SPEECH and drama gives children a chance to help their confidence and the Ipswich Junior Eisteddfod encourages them to succeed.
Adjudicator Allana Noyes said these events were geared to be as positive and encouraging an experience as possible for contestants.
Sometimes parents encourage their kids to perform, and sometimes young performers simply love the thrill they get from being on stage.
Ms Noyes said she had seen children perform at Junior Eisteddfods several times and every time they kept getting better.
"Just having to get up and present and present, you see them getting confidence," Ms Noyes said.
Eisteddfod contestant Josiah Muir said he did speech and drama because he had fun doing it, and his favourite piece was "Haunted House".
The speech and drama sections will continue today at the Ipswich Civic Centre.