Pupils given masterclass in staging a school show
Cairns Primary youngsters are set to be acting up over the next few weeks.
They’re learning how to put on their own school show.
And the talented kids will be running every aspect of it, from selling tickets to sorting the props, before starring in the finished production.
The youngsters started their preparations earlier this week, and will be having various “masterclasses” before unveiling the finished show, called Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies.
A school spokesperson said: “All the children from primary four to seven are involved and have an active role to run and set up the show.
“The show itself is a musical comedy about Robin Hood and his merry men trying to save Maid Marion from the Sheriff of Nottingham.
“The whole production will be created by the children through their masterclasses. Masterclasses are a platform for children to develop skills that they can transfer into life, learning and work.”
The masterclasses focus on areas like enterprise and marketing, drama, props and costumes, dance, photography and sound and lighting.
The spokesperson added: “In enterprise and marketing, children are developing their knowledge of the types of jobs people have when they are older.
“The children will also learn the importance of managing their finances by setting up and running a stall to sell sweets and goodies during the show.
“The children have also developed their communication and team building skills by contacting local businesses for donations for raffle prizes to raise school funds.
They are learning to work together, solve problems and develop their initiative and creativity through the Enterprise and Marketing masterclass.
“We are all very excited about our school show this year and we are sure it will be a success. “
The show will be on June 17 and 18.
Good advice Miss Steele talks to the group about fundraising (pictured left)