Junior School pupils have been taking part in an array of exciting performing arts activities with an action-packed trip in London, a thrilling tour of the Warner Bros. Studios, a concert at the world-famous Manchester Arena and the continuation of their rehearsals for this year’s Year Six Production, Mary Poppins.
London trip captivates pupils
Year Six pupils enjoyed two thrilling days visiting well-known landmarks and catching a show during their Performing Arts trip to London.
After an early start, the excited girls and boys made their first stop off at Leavesden in Hertfordshire where they visited the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter.
They stepped onto the iconic sets they had seen on screen, spotted their favourite props and costumes, discovered how special and visual effects were created and learnt more about how the creatures in the films were made.
The visit worked up an appetite so the group grabbed some grub at a restaurant in Covent Garden before heading to the Gillian Lynne Theatre in the West End for the pop-tastic School of Rock, which featured a new score from the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The next day the pupils headed to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in Southwark where they learnt about the building’s history – including how it was destroyed by fire in 1613.
After leaving the theatre the boys and girls crossed the River Thames by walking over the Millennium Bridge to St Paul’s Cathedral where they sang Feed The Birds from Mary Poppins, their Year Six Production, on the steps – playing homage to the famous scene in the musical where the Bird Woman is sitting on the steps selling crumbs for tuppence a bag.
The group then boarded their coach back to the North West, exhausted but with a wealth of stories to tell their families!
Singers hit the right notes at Manchester Arena concert
Forty three singers experienced what it was like to perform in a venue which has hosted starts such as Peter Kay, Kylie Minogue and Take That as they took part in the Young Voices concert at Manchester Arena.
The boys and girls enjoyed playing a part in the show as schoolchildren from across the region filled one of the busiest and biggest live entertainment venues in the world with tuneful and passionate performances of hits from Disney film Moana and musical The Greatest Showman.
The group were also treated to a few songs from Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley.
Year Six Production on the horizon
Rehearsals for the Year Six Production, which this year is the musical Mary Poppins, are well underway and our young thespians can’t wait to show their burgeoning acting skills off to the audience.
The two performances, which start at 7pm, are on Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th April and take place in the Senior School Main Hall. Tickets will soon be available to order via Wisepay. If you would like any more information, please email the Junior School office at firstname.lastname@example.org.