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How do the pupils and teachers of Holy Trinity First School like to wind down after a busy year of concerts, sports competitions and trips?
Why, they stage their annual summer spectacular at The Maltings, of course!
Over 170 excited children, aged three to nine, all primed and brimming with enthusiasm. What could be more relaxing?
Well, for parents and family (who get to sit back and watch), it is probably one of the most endearing and uplifting events of the school calendar. They have become accustomed to highly polished, witty and cleverly choreographed performances.
This year’s Snow White-themed show was no exception. As in previous years, the outgoing Class 5 pupils take on the principal roles, while the other year groups perform a dance to popular rock and pop tunes. The challenge is to slot these numbers neatly into the main story as it unfolds.
The result is a rich mix of characters, which this year included woodland creatures, boffins, funky robots, hunters, little pigs, big bad wolves, mean witches and reluctant cleaners.
Impressive special effects with glow sticks and brilliant costumes helped to give the show a professional appearance.
There were some outstanding performances from the lead characters: Evie Ryan shone in the title role, perfectly portraying the whimsical would-be princess as she skipped cheerfully around the stage. Edith Bell, as the wicked witch, also seemed to relish her role and possessed excellent comic timing. Both sang well too, while handsome prince Joseph Close also impressed with his solo.
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The squeaky-voiced dwarfs were hilarious and the narrators sassy and good fun. In fact, there were too many ‘stars’ to mention them all here.
Everyone played their part in making the show another roaring success and all involved thoroughly deserved the enthusiastic applause and cheers they received.
Headteacher Dawn Groves praised the hard work of the pupils and staff.
She said: “I am always amazed by what our wonderful children are able to do when we challenge them like this every year. They have lots of lines to learn and stuff to remember but they always do it brilliantly and I think it gives them a real confidence boost.”