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A talented North Yorkshire family are celebrating a prize winning set of performances at the recent Harrogate Competitive Festival of Music, Speech and Drama.

The four Attwood sisters, who all attend Cundall Manor School based between Thirsk and Ripon, all competed in the celebrated contest in which performers take to the stage to compete in front of a prestigious panel of adjudicators at Harrogate High School.

The sisters secured a total of 18 accreditations between them with 14 podium finishes and 7 top prizes.

Older sisters, Flossie and Hattie, both triumphed in their song and speech categories and performed a duet to claim the top prize for best acted scene in their category.

Director of Music at Cundall Manor School, Sarah Reece, said: “This year we have seen a wonderful set of performances from Cundall pupils at the Harrogate Competitive Festival. The Attwood girls performed very well and we are all proud to see such commitment from our pupils.”

The festival marked another momentous occasion for the younger two sisters, Mary and Peggy, who marked their debut at the festival with a second place with distinction for verse speaking and a commendation for solo singing respectively.

Over a dozen children from the school also competed in the festival securing several wins and podium finishes for the leading North Yorkshire school. To find out more about how music and drama at Cundall Manor School could benefit your child and the generous range of scholarships on offer, visit