Wednesday 27 June 2012

Year 3&4 EPIC Performance

Last week our Year 3&4 pupils performed at the Rose Theatre in Kingston. After many weeks of rehearsals, training and workshops it was a chance to unite with the other schools and complete the story of 'The Ring of Fire'.

Linking all the schools together around an Olympic theme was the premise that the Olympic rings had been stolen! Zeus ordered Hermes to fly around the world and collect rings from different countries so that the Olympic Rings could be restored.

Each school in the project (which was co-ordinated by the English Pocket opera Company) was given a country to represent. We got Mali.

Miss Reynolds then worked with the children to put together a performance that involved percussion and singing. It was a tremendous show and the pupils did very well.

"I loved the whole experience of being backstage... I had never been in a theatre so big!" William Year 3

These kind words were sent to us after the performance...

To the heroic champions of Mali!
Hope you got back OK after the show. Just a note from all of us at EPOC to say an ENORMOUS thank you for your fantastic work at the theatre.
We greatly enjoyed working with you – everyone in the theatre commented on your professionalism and your good behaviour.
We loved your drumming – the noise was immense – they must have been able to hear it in Mali! We thought it was wonderful and loved your headdresses.
We hope you learned lots about Mali. Thank you also to your teachers and everyone from your school who helped you with your performance and got you to the theatre
If you have any work that you have done – pictures, poems, photos etc - that you would like us to share with other schools on the website send them to me
Meanwhile, all the best with your studies, enjoy the Olympics and good luck to Mali in the Games!
With all good wishes for the future,
Mark, Aneta, Rudy, Liz, Ed, Tracey, Sophie, Paul & Rae and all the members of the crew and band.

Watch out for the Youtube clip which will be coming soon!

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