MORE than 100 talented school pupils put on a fantastic all-singing and all-dancing performance for their end-of-term school play.
The children from Sacred Heart Primary School, in Hart Lane, Hartlepool, wowed the crowd with their version of a play called Porridge.
Youngsters from Year 6 auditioned for parts in the show, which includes characters from a number of fairy tales including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Old Mother Hubbard.
The 66-strong cast was decided on May 16 and since then they have been practising hard to learn their lines, songs and dance moves. The choir, which backed the play, was made up of 51 children from Year 5.
And their hard work paid off when the play went down a treat with audiences of parents, fellow pupils and others from the town’s St Joseph’s School, cleaning and dinner staff, and elderly people from Sheraton Court care home in Warren Road.
Deputy headteacher Amanda Howell said: “The whole school is proud of all the children involved in the production of Porridge. They have all done excellently in learning their lines and dance moves.
“The pupils auditioned for particular parts on May 16 and they all had the opportunity to have speaking or dancing parts.
“As a result we’ve got some really funny scenes and some fantastic dance routines. There are also some gymnastic routines, which I find amazing. I really don’t know how they get to bend their bodies like that but they do!”
She added: “They’ve thoroughly enjoyed themselves and have achieved so much from it.”
Mrs Howell said the play centres around Daddy Bear who is a gangster and steals Old Mother Hubbard’s recipe book and wants to take over the happy village in which the characters live.
Goldilocks turns to private detective Jack Spratt to try to get the book back.