A colourful performance from St Aidan’s pupils

PERFORMANCE: Children from St. Aidan's Primary School perform scenes from Joseph.
PERFORMANCE: Children from St. Aidan's Primary School perform scenes from Joseph.

BUDDING thespians showcased their acting talent in front of hundreds of people at an end of year school play.

Dozens of youngsters from St Aidan’s Primary School, in Loyalty Road, took to the stage for their production of Joseph, complete with a range of colourful costumes.

The 45-strong cast performed in front of almost 200 people on two separate nights before they broke up for their summer holidays.

School staff have praised the children for their efforts and say it has given them a huge confidence boost.

Judith Skirving, deputy headteacher at the school, said: “The last show that we did was two years ago, but we do try to do one every year.

“Joseph was an excellent choice as there are plenty of different roles for the children to play and there is also an opportunity for lots of solo performances.

“The pupils have been working on the production on and off since January after school and they also gave up their time on the Sunday before the show for rehearsals.

“We also had the support of a semi-professional band of musicians.

“The pupils performed two shows and both nights the hall was packed with 180 friends and family members.

“The children loved the experience and I think they all got a lot out of it; you can see they have grown in confidence.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the children that were involved and the staff for their time and effort.

“Especially Marie Crowe who was responsible for the costumes and scenery used in the production.”

All of the youngsters were aged between seven and 11.