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Theatre visit inspires pupils to create own musical show

August 1, 2013


A TOURING theatre company inspired pupils to produce and perform their own musical show.

Class four at Shortlanesend School put on two musical performances of Shakespeare's The Tempest in front of an audience of 200 people, raising more than Pounds 150 for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Since January the children have been involved in a joint project, with other local primaries and Richard Lander School, studying the play.

Assistant head teacher Chad Wilson said they started studying the play in September but were inspired to put on their own show after watching a touring RSC production of King Lear.

He added: The children have all worked hard learning lines, singing songs, designing sets and making props, all with the goal of entertaining as many people as possible, while raising money to support Guide Dogs for the Blind. We are extremely proud of the children's performances. The show has capped a very enjoyable and successful year for the class.

The children have amazed everyone who attended with their energy, acting, singing and all round dramatic ability. These are truly a special group of children who lit up the stage throughout both performances.

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