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11 April, 2019

Back to the Future: a Rosinka story

Back to the Future: a Rosinka story With the recent resurgence of 80s pop culture, Year Two were very excited to perform a stage adaption of the hit movie, ‘Back to the Future’. During our preparations, the teaching team were amazed that some of the children already knew some of the hit songs that were included in the script. It was a good sign. DSC_2220_hero

With the recent resurgence of  80s pop culture, Year Two were very excited to perform a stage adaption of the hit movie, ‘Back to the Future’.

The challenge was to adapt the storyline to fit with life in Rosinka and to rewrite a two hour movie screenplay to fit into 50 minutes. After many slices of pizza and lots of ideas being shared, Year Two had a script. As serendipity would have it, the Rosinka clocktower had not worked in the past, a perfect link to the movie’s climatic scene, where Doc harnesses the power of the lightning strike to get Marty back to the future.


Once the script was written and parts allocated, the task of making all the props and backdrop required some creativity and a few trips to a local DIY store. Thanks to the school support team, we were able to build a styrofoam Delorean, temporary diner tables, silicone milkshakes, a scale model of the Rosinka Clocktower and the backdrop to the performance, which had special UV paint for the neon 80’s effect.

The 80s was such an eclectic decade and the choice of music for the production was central to portraying the diversity of this era. The children were all amazing at learning the songs and performed them with such confidence and energy. All of the music was incredible, from the opening 80s throwback Skibidi dance right through to the final classic rock anthem, ‘Don’t Stop Believin’. A great deal of credit must be given to Miss Reid’s natural lyrical talents as she rewrote most of the words for the songs to match the plot line.


The children performed to other year groups and to parents on the 10th and 11th of April. Staff and parents were amazed at how fluently every student performed. As their teachers, we are extremely proud of them. From learning the script, memorising songs and practising acting skills, the children were all excellent from start to finish. Everyone worked really hard to learn their parts and it was wonderful to see every single student shine. A big thank you to all the parents for supporting the children with learning their lines and sourcing all the various costumes needed for the show. We could not have done it without you!

Written by Will Cheng, Year Two Teacher