Posted on: December 17, 2014
Herman Academy took over 280 children to the panto today to see Snow White at the Gorleston Pavilion Theatre. The show was absolutely brilliant and all of the children who attended really enjoyed it.
The usual fairytale story and slapstick comedy of the pantomime season were in abundance, the children clapping, cheering and booing in true panto fashion. For some of the pupils it was their first ever experience in a theatre and there is no doubt that a positive experience will stay with them for quite some time.
Following on from our own festive productions at the academy, four of our Senior Year children were invited on stage to play a supporting role in one of the scenes. In addition to the usual comedy and mayhem, the children led the rest of the audience in a rendition of Ol’ McDonald Had a Farm. Full of confidence from their own performances, they were not in the least bit anxious about being on stage in front of so many people!
Mr. Thompson, Vice Principal, said, “It is absolutely clear to me that the skills that these children gained from appearing in their own performances have led to them improving their confidence and belief in what they can do. To stand on stage in front of a packed theatre would terrify many adults. To do it at 10 years of age, at a moment’s notice is fantastic.”
You can find images of Alex, Kacy, Sebastian and Cameron on stage at the theatre by following this link to their gallery.
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