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Capital gains for Junior Performing Arts pupils

Fifty excited pupils who take part in Performing Arts activities in the Junior School enjoyed a magical and action-packed two day trip to London.

First stop was Harry Potter World, an attraction that never ceases to amaze the children. The new addition of Gringotts Bank and the flying, fire-breathing dragon which appears from nowhere were nothing short of breath-taking and incredible to see.

Many pupils tried the infamous ‘butter milk’ and Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, with members of staff experiencing tastes such as ear wax and vomit beans! On a visit to the venue’s shop, the children got to own a piece of the magic as they purchased wands and other items from the British-American film series.

After a delicious evening meal at Pizza Express, the travelling party were treated to an amazing performance of School of Rock at the Gillian Lynne Theatre (formerly the New London Theatre) in the capital’s West End.

The acting, singing, band playing and dancing were simply awesome and the final song had everyone standing up, clapping and simply rocking to the music.

After a well-earned sleep and hearty breakfast, the next stop on the trip was Shakespeare’s Globe for a tour.

Shakespeare’s Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays.

The tour guides regaled the pupils with tales and woes about the history of the Globe and Shakespeare’s many plays. The children sat up in the gods to experience what it would be like to be a very rich person and then a very poor person who would have to stand down in the pit.

Despite the temperamental weather on the journey back up north, nothing was going to dampen a truly magical trip for the Year Six Performing Arts pupils.