Primary school pupils putting on fairytale show

Cast members from the Lynnfield Primary School play Once Upon a Time .....  Picture by FRANK REID
Cast members from the Lynnfield Primary School play Once Upon a Time ..... Picture by FRANK REID

Talented youngsters will be bringing fairy tales to life in their latest school production.

Pupils from Lynnfield Primary School in Grosvenor Street, Hartlepool have been working hard on their new show, Once Upon A Time.

Lynnfield Primary School play Big Bad Wolf Adam Charlton.  Picture by FRANK REID

Lynnfield Primary School play Big Bad Wolf Adam Charlton. Picture by FRANK REID

The youngsters, who have been performing together as DFC, which stands for Dance Fit Crew, for three years, will put on the show at the school for their parents and families on Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26.

Teaching assistant Jay Mullen, who runs the dance troupe, said: “We started the group about three years ago and this will be our third show. We started it because the children wanted a dance-based group. It’s a lot of fun for them and keeps them physically fit too.

“It’s also a great way to challenge the kids and help them make friends and do something they enjoy together.”

He added: “This new show is called Once Upon A Time and it’s based around the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

There’s a morale to the story as well, which is not to speak to strangers, and the kids have really loved working on it.

Jay Mullen, teaching assistant

“She’s going to her grandma’s house with her three friends, Goldilocks, Cinderella and Gretel and they have to take on all the evils they encounter along the way, like the Big Bad Wolf.

“There’s a moral to the story as well, which is not to speak to strangers, and the kids have really loved working on it.

“They’re getting a bit nervous as the show gets closer and closer but they’re also very excited to perform for their parents. Some of them have done the previous shows but for some of them it’s their first so they can’t wait.”

The performers in the show are Key Stage 2 pupils, aged between seven and 11.

Gretel Aimee Taylor from the Lynnfield Primary School play.  Picture by FRANK REID

Gretel Aimee Taylor from the Lynnfield Primary School play. Picture by FRANK REID

Mr Mullen said: “We had a really good turn-out for our show last year so we’re hoping to get even more people along this time.

“The costumes look brilliant and it’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone who comes along to see it.”