Clas­sic comes to life

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

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.

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