‘I can’t believe that these are school children.’
‘I’ve never seen a better school performance in 30 years of watching!’
‘This show was like watching a West End production!’
These were just a few of the comments from audience members at the end of our three incredible performances of the musical ‘Oliver’ this week. The Key Stage 2 pupils have put on an amazing version of the well-known, well-loved musical and it has been a really special time to have parents back in school, watching their children taking part in a performance.
Of course, the performances are really the very end of a much longer process, which began several months earlier. To begin with, when ‘Oliver’ was announces at the production for the July, the Key Stage 2 pupils asked the question, ‘Oliver? What’s that?’. From that starting point, the children have travelled a long way and our Year 5 pupils created a large display about their own personal experiences on the journey. Their comments describe the experiences they have gone through, the challenges overcome and the emotional rollercoaster of feelings throughout it all. Needless to say, the main theme emerging from their comments is just how much they have grown in confidence and how the memories of such a wonderful school production will stay with them for many, many years to some!