Pupils given mas­ter­class in stag­ing a school show

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

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)

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