It?s our young talent time

IF ENTERTAINMENT and talent are something you crave then the next two weeks will be filled with both as students compete at the Seventh Rockhampton Eisteddfod.

This year 7500 students are expected to perform over the period of a month of competition.

The first week of the agenda will be dance competitions, drawing people from as far as Sydney.

"We do have a very high standard in our dancing,'' Pauline Colvin, the eisteddfod committee president, said.

"I think it's just to get the experience of another eisteddfod,'' Mrs Colvin said about the performer from Sydney.

The interest from Sydney is a testimony to the talent that will be challenged in the next two weeks.

Instead of a full month of eisteddfod there will be two weeks starting Saturday with dance first up and the next week of speech.

The second eisteddfod session will be from July 2 to July 15. "This is just a trial to see how it goes,'' Mrs Colvin said. "We'll look at it and if our numbers go down, then we'll take another look at it.

"There is just so much, and by the end of it people were tired, parents were tired, the committee were tired. This will hopefully release some of the tension,'' Mrs Colvin said.



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