Throston pupils shine on stage

SWEET TIME: Throston Primary School pupils taking part in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory production
SWEET TIME: Throston Primary School pupils taking part in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory production

TALENTED young performers took to the stage for their end of year production.

The drama group at Throston Primary School, in Flint Walk, Hartlepool, were hard at work for a number of weeks in preparation for their Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory production.

More than 60 children aged between six and 11 played their part in the show, which featured a number of special effects.

The school used Green Screen technology to help with some of the scenes and there was also smoke and explosion effects.

The group performed to the rest of the pupils in the school before parents got the opportunity to watch their talented children in action.

The main cast was changed for each performance so a number of children got the opportunity to play a major role.

Headteacher Mark Atkinson, was extremely proud and said: “The Willy Wonka production was fantastic.

“They performed it three times and every single time it was professional and outstanding.

“Some of the youngsters who took part were just six years old, but they are so confident and talented.

“All of the staff were extremely proud of the children’s efforts.”

Some members of the drama group recently enjoyed a visit to London where they watched Shrek the Musical on the West End.

Mr Atkinson said it is the aim of the drama club to have one of their members make it on the big stage.

“For one of the children to make it to the West End would just be fantastic,” he added.

“The group were inspired by their visit to London.

“I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Willy Wonka production such a success.

“Teachers, support staff, administrative staff and parents all played their part.

“And of course the children, they really were tremendous.

“They have really bright futures ahead of them.”