Every year Sir’s school puts on a Christmas production. Parents, Grandparents, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles and lord knows who else fight for a ticket to see it. To be fair to the school, they don’t have a lot of room so they spread the performances over three afternoons. And they are all full houses.
The entire school takes part in one form or another, no one is left out. Every teacher, TA, Deputy Head, Acting Head and Head Teacher is in it too. Believe it or not the whole thing is put together in a few weeks.
This year it was “A Magical Journey” the tale of Mary Poppins, her three charges, Bert the Chimney sweep and a car that might have been loosely based on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang… lots of artistic licence is used!
The idea being the kids want to go to Disney Land and the magical car takes them with the help of a video Sat Nav 😀
Once there they see “Wrong Direction”, snowmen dancing to.. yes “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?”, animals from The Lion King dancing to “Circle of Life”, Pirates – which was Sir’s class, children in chairs dancing with some help from staff members to “Under The Sea” and soloists brave enough to sing and dance in front of all the grown ups.
They were also transported back in time to the Nativity 🙂
Tissues were essential.
At the end they all sang We Wish You A Merry Christmas. Tears and applause followed.
I’ve said before, this is not just a school play, it’s the embodiment of what that school stands for. That anyone can do anything if they are given the chance.