Juniors enjoy theatrical festivities

With the end of term approaching, Junior School children enjoyed some festive magic with a production of ‘Aladdin’ by The Panto Company, as well as delivering their own drama presentations and enjoying a visit from a special guest.

With the end of term approaching, Junior School children enjoyed some festive magic with a production of ‘Aladdin’ by The Panto Company, as well as delivering their own drama presentations and enjoying a visit from a special guest.

Children who attend co-curricular LAMDA speech and drama sessions provided large audiences with a Christmas treat. Years Three and Four were first, performing for parents one evening after school, and Years Five and Six then welcomed both fellow pupils and their parents for a separate performance during an assembly.

LAMDA lessons help children to develop self-confidence, physical presence and a strong speaking voice and the children certainly demonstrated this with presentations of festive favourites including the ‘Christmas Glow Poem’, ‘The Grinch who stole Christmas’ and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’.

The theatrical entertainment continued for the Junior School when The Panto Company came in to school to perform ‘Aladdin’ for them. The excitement grew to a crescendo as the cast came on stage for the first time and the children enjoyed themselves, booing, cheering and clapping as the characters sang, danced and acted their way through the classic panto.

Mrs Catherine Bailey, Assistant Head (Infants) said “Just brilliant!  What a fantastic company. The children were captivated, joining in all the refrains and getting into the spirit of the panto. A wonderful experience.”

Robert Morrison in Year Four was enthralled: “That was so good. Aladdin was amazing.”

The highlight for Jepp Browne in Reception was the Panda, whose slap stick chase round the stage delighted the whole audience.

Infant pupils enjoyed their Christmas Party. With food to eat and games to entertain, the children had a fantastic time.  The highlight, of course, was meeting the very special visitor that Senior School Headmaster, Mr Chicken and his dog, Jock, had bumped into on a lunchtime walk.  Smiles were in big supply at the sight of Father Christmas and the children enjoyed asking him lots of questions about the North Pole, his elves and his reindeer.

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