Classic comes to life
Tatura Primary School foundation students got their ‘‘Gruffs’’ on last week and ventured to the Eastbank Centre in Shepparton for a performance based on the story book The Gruffalo.
More than 800 students from around the Shepparton district attended the performance where they enjoyed live music, songs and realistic costumes.
Foundation teacher Amanda Ross said students were exposed to The Gruffalo story in the lead-up to the show and completed follow-up activities in class.
‘‘We have been writing about The Gruffalo, the performance and making Gruffalo masks,’’ Ms Ross said. She said it was terrific to see students engaged and joining in with familiar sections of the story during the show.
‘‘They got particularly excited when the Gruffalo came off the stage, down the stairs and spoke to one of our parent helpers,’’ Ms Ross said.
Foundation students Teish Cope, Max Neeb and Chase Morgan agreed the experience was noisy and fun.
‘‘There was a mouse and the mouse was cute! I liked the Gruffalo, he ran up the steps! He was loud. There was a snake and he had amoustache,’’ Teish Cope said.
Fun book and show: Foundation students Nicola Harris and Maggie Lindsay hide behind their Gruffalo masks.
Proud as punch: Tatura Hot Bread owners Jeff and Glenda Alexander with their award-winning Chicken, Cranberry and Brie Pies.