PERFORMERS: Sophia Ross, 12, and Bella Hurworth, 12, will perform at the 45th Gladstone Eisteddfod.
PERFORMERS: Sophia Ross, 12, and Bella Hurworth, 12, will perform at the 45th Gladstone Eisteddfod. Tegan Annett

Dynamic duo ready for eisteddfod stage

SOPHIA Ross and Bella Hurworth will transform when they step into the spotlight on stage and take on different characters.

The pair will perform together in the duo poem section of the 45th Gladstone Eisteddfod, as well as doing several other solo performances.

And while they're in the same grade at the same school, they have much more in common.

They both love to dress up.

This year Bella will take on the role of the White Queen for her characterisation, and Sophia will be Fern from Charlotte's Web.

"I just love to dress up and take on different roles," Bella said.

The two have become friends since meeting at previous events.

And they said it was the friendship that helped calm the nerves.

"I've made a lot of friends," Bella said.

"It kind of soothes the nerves because everyone is so nice and friendly," Sophia said.

This will be Bella's seventh eisteddfod and Sophia's fourth.

The girls have noticed the benefits of participating in speech and drama off the stage too.

"I'm a vice-captain at school, and I get to talk at leadership meetings, so being in the eisteddfod has helped me," Sophia said.

The 45th Gladstone Eisteddfod

  • Instrumental: September 3-6
  • Vocal: September 7-9
  • Speech and drama: September 13-16
  • Dance: September 20-25


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