16 December 2022

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A Message From Miss Howell, Lead Teacher Of Drama

I want to say a massive thank you to everyone that came to see 'Mary Poppins'. The hard work and dedication from everyone has paid off and once again you all shone brightly. I want to thank all the parents and guardians for supporting us in this production without this support these productions wouldn’t be possible.

At Priory we really value the Arts and the difference these can make to our pupils' lives. These productions are an integral part of our pupils' development both academically but personally too. A student once said to me “No one understands that this is the only place I feel I belong”. So many young people struggle to find where they fit into but these productions bring everyone together regardless. It is a place they feel safe.

For some of our pupils it will be their last production and as much as this is sad, they have gained so many precious memories from this that will last them a lifetime.

Thank you to all our stagehands, designers and our technical team. They have a vital role to play to create such visuals and again are such talented pupils of ours. I am so proud of everyone who was involved and the talent of our pupils amazes me every year.  

Once again thank you to all involved, thank you to all the staff who helped - we couldn't have done this without you!

Watch this space for our next 'Theatre In Education' play!

"What an amazing show!", "Loved every minute of it!" and "Such talented young people!" were just some of the words used by those that came to watch the school's production last week.

After months of rehearsals, Mary Poppins, finally made it to the stage last Tuesday and Wednesday as our doors opened to pupils, parents, extended family, staff and members of the public.  A matinee performance was also specially arranged as a treat for some of our feeder primary school pupils, with great feedback.

The school production is an annual tradition at Priory and a lot of hard work and dedication goes into making them a success. Thirty-five pupils took part – either on stage or backstage – with Drama teacher, Miss Howell, leading the talented bunch.

Lines, dance routines and songs had to be learned, props made and lighting perfected - all of which delivered a superb performance - but it was difficult to say who stole the show!  

Well done to everyone involved for providing us with the most perfect evening entertainment; from cast and crew to the teachers - Mr Taylor and Miss Howell, for taking charge.

The ensemble will meet at Salvatores next month for their end of show 'wrap' meal on 12 January. 

Mary Poppins Dress Rehearsals

Tags: Creative Arts Drama Extra Curricular