Those who will attend either tonight or tomorrow will be in for a great evening of entertainment and will marvel at all the talent on show.
The children involved have had a long journey to get to this stage. It all began as far back as September when they had the courage to apply and the confidence to be auditioned for a part. As Jacqueline (Year 5) said, ‘Auditioning was scary for me. I had to make myself do it!’ We have to admire all those who auditioned, some unsuccessful, who were willing to put themselves forward.
And then the hard work and commitment began. There were songs to be learned, lines to be memorised and moves to be remembered over a long period of weeks and months. Rehearsals were long and our young performers had to show patience and resilience as scenes were repeated again and again until they were right. Some Sundays were given up to rehearsals, when the cast came into school committed to working hard, supporting each other and all with good humour and grace. Nada (Year 6) told me, ‘On Sunday mornings I didn’t really feel like going, but when I got there I had lots of fun!’
And all the time and effort will pay off as I’ve seen from rehearsals earlier this week! You could see their confidence and professionalism shining through. More than that was the pure enjoyment and enthusiasm that radiated from the stage. No doubt the seeds of ambition were sown this week for some and we can anticipate them going on to greater things in the future.
Thanks go to Miss Rakowski and her staff team, of course, for all their hard work, as well as the parents who ably supported our young stars in a variety of ways. But most of all congratulations must go to the cast, whose enthusiasm, expertise and energy will give us a great couple of night’s entertainment and who will make us all so proud!
Eleanor Jess, Head of Primary