For a moment last term we thought we had a major vermin problem at school, but perhaps the excitement of the School production was just getting to us all a little bit. There were rats everywhere! A rat curtain created by art work from children in all year groups, some excellent clay modelled rats and an engaging wall display about the poem written by Robert Browning were just some of the ways in which our School production of The Pied Piper of Hamelin inspired work in other curriculum areas.
Words can never accurately convey the magic that is created by a live performance. The dress rehearsal we give to the pupils in Sunnylands Nursery, Reception Class and Key Stage One is always a special moment, when the hard work is first shared with fellow pupils. Seeing the excited and eager eyes of our young audience is thrilling. The two evening performances were a sell-out which was just as well because the performances I witnessed on those nights, albeit from the back as a member of the band, were exceptional. It is easy to forget that we are a little independent primary school when I see the standard of the productions given by the pupils and staff at the School. The Pied Piper was top quality. Acting was excellent, comic timing was perfect- particularly from children so young, and as ever, the singing was astonishing. I shall never forget this production and I believe that, as with previous productions, those children involved will always remember what they did with a sense of great pride. Well done Production Club and thank you to everyone who helped make this show the success it was!