Perse Prep pupils enjoy festive fun with Christmas productions
11 Dec 2020
This year, Covid-19 restrictions meant Year 3 and 4 Perse Prep pupils they were unable to perform their Christmas celebrations to a crowd of family and friends.
However, their hard work practising their lines and rehearsing their moves did not go to waste as both productions were filmed for their families to enjoy.
Year 3’s explored fun facts around festive traditions in their performance, including Santa being portrayed wearing green rather than red and the introduction of Christmas trees to the UK by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Prep Head of Drama Jules Reston said: “They’ve had a lot of fun and just rolled with how we’ve had to do this production and we’ve tried to make it relevant to some of the things that have happened this year.
“It’s been brilliant that Mel Kirwan, (Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre technician) has been able to come down and help with the filming.”
Meanwhile, Year 4 revisited the Arabian Nights, introduced with a group of children who buy a copy of the famous story book from an old junk shop as a Christmas present for their teacher.
Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves and The Beggar’s Tale were among the enchanting stories performed on film by the pupils.
Head of Year 4 Clare Cassidy said: “They’ve been working on it each week in their drama lessons since September and they’ve really enjoyed the experience.”