What a fantastic show!
Wednesday afternoon and Thursday evening saw the performances of our Nativity play and Pantomime.
The show began with the Nativity, presented by Classes 1 and 2. This year they presented 'Lights, Camel, Action' which combined the Nativity story with Strictly Come Dancing! The singing was amazing and the hosts and judges kept all the dancers on their toes. From Caesar's dance criticism to the Donkey and Innkeeper's wife more constructive comments, the scores were varied! It was lovely to see all of the children performing confidently, from Mary and Joseph and their solo singing, right down to our youngest children dancing and singing. The Camel Funk was definitely a favourite for the children! At the end of the play the message was loud and clear, that the most important arrival at Christmas was baby Jesus.
Class 3's pantomime followed the Nativity. This year it was Aladdin. Widow Twanky had everyone laughing and Abanazar and his henchmen kept everyone in the audience booing. The treat this year was the dancing. The children have had three sessions learning to Jive as part of their PE, and they put this to good use, choreographing their own dances using what they had studied. Of course, Aladdin won through in the end and married the princess, whilst Widow Twanky ended up marrying Abanazar, who had a change of heart and became good. The show ended with a happy ending, with some great solo singing before the cast joined together for the final song.
The advantage of being a small school means that every child who wants to have something to say, gets the chance, and that everyone can have a starring role. There are some very talented actors, singers and dances across the school. Both performances were fantastic, and I can't wait to see what we produce next year.