Pupils re­hears­ing purler of a show

Napier Courier - - NEWS -

Por­ritt Pri­mary School has been hard at work re­hears­ing for their school pro­duc­tion, The Sher­iff of Plain and Purl.

This is a com­edy in­cor­po­rat­ing the whole school — 350 chil­dren — telling the hi­lar­i­ous mu­si­cal story of Pa Jin­gle­bob who loves to knit, his fam­ily, a scaredy-cat mayor and the nasty Not-So-Nice-Nellie with her ban­dits, who tries to ban knit­ting and take over the town, says deputy prin­ci­pal and show direc­tor Sonya Ai­fai.

Sonya says the chil­dren have been re­hears­ing most of the term for the show, which fea­tures all ages of chil­dren, and the leads have given up their lunchtimes, jug­gled sports prac­tices and worked hard to try some­thing many of them have never done be­fore.

“It’s all about ex­pos­ing chil­dren to some­thing they may never get the chance to try un­less they join a the­atre group them­selves. And what I am most proud of are the kids who have come out of their com­fort zone to have a go.”

This pro­duc­tion is some­thing kids can be proud of, Sonya says. ■ The Sher­iff of Plain and Purl, Napier Mu­nic­i­pal The­atre, Thurs­day, Septem­ber 27, 1.15pm and 6.30pm. Tick­ets through Tick­etek.

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