Burnie High School

2016 Burnie Eisteddfod

EISTEDDFOD: Danielle Flower, of Burnie High School, participates in the grade 8 section of reading a novel. Pictures: Cordell Richardson, The Advocate.

Jasmin Waugh, Bronte King and Katie Saltmarsh, of Burnie High School, in the grade 8 section of impromptu conversations.

Summer Scott and Nikki Carter of Burnie High School in the grade 8 section of impromptu conversations.

THE 49th annual Burnie City Eisteddfod kicked off at the Burnie Arts and Function Centre yesterday.

Students from Burnie High School, Marist College, Yolla District High School and Wynyard High School competed in the first day of the speech and drama section.

Eisteddfod treasurer Dorothy Cunningham, who this week received an OAM for her dedication to the event, said day one saw some impressive performances.

"It's been a great start to this year's eisteddfod," she said.

"I think the best part of it is that it gives students the chance to perform and they get to see each other perform too."

Among Tuesday's categories were humorous recitation, character recital, group improvisation, character dialogue and impromptu conversation.

The speech and drama section will continue until this Thursday June 16, with the music section to follow. 

The dancing section will be held in July.

The Advocate will update a full list of results throughout the eisteddfod via www.theadvocate.com.au, as well as in print.

To view the Burnie Eisteddfod speech and drama 2016 multimedia gallery click here.

Story by Kathryn Bermingham, The Advocate