Despite not having our own hall, the school has always undertaken school plays to which parents and the wider community have been invited. These have mostly taken place at the end of the Autumn Term, where the traditional Christmas message has been incorporated into a wider, musical story allowing all the children to participate. Without fail, they have been highly regarded.
These Christmas plays have taken place in both the village Church and the Chapel hall but in recent years we have started to give two productions. Whilst the Infants continue to use the village facilities for a performance at Christmas, the older children undertake an end of year production, utilising the larger halls at both local secondary schools. Although the cast is made up of our Year 5 and 6 pupils, the whole school plays a part in the production, as Years 3 and 4 sing in the choir and the younger pupils form a very enthusiastic audience for our dress rehearsals. It really is a whole school event, incorporating the entire school community, as a host of people are involved in supporting the children and helping them to put on a very professional show.
These full-scale performances started in 2016 with the 'Wizard of Oz' and in the following three years we performed 'Oliver!', 'Annie' and 'Mary Poppins' - all to high acclaim. Sadly, due to the Coronavirus, there were no shows in 2020 and 2021 but we returned to the stage in 2022 with a production of 'Alice in Wonderland'. As previously, the show was a great success and hugely enjoyable (although hard work) for all those involved.
Take a look at a review of 'Mary Poppins' from the Headteacher and some photos from 'Alice in Wonderland'.