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Alice in Wonderland

Key Stage 3 students have finished their final performance of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ after a very busy but worthwhile four months of rehearsal and commitment. We had over students involved in the cast or helping as back stage crew this year -our largest participation for some time so a huge thank you to all of them.

Additionally we received fantastic feedback about the costumes and scenery, so thank you to all the students who either brought in costumes from home or who gave of their time to paint the detailed scenery. The whole production was a real team effort this year by both students and staff.

Mr Hornsby really took control of the musical and technical side of the production, rehearsing the complex musical numbers with the students to ensure confidence and enjoyment for all involved. We have invested in new technical equipment this year, including hanging microphones for the stage, a new spotlight and a smoke machine, so we may take present and future productions to the next level.

Students have been rehearsing twice a week for four months and their hard work was clear to see on the performance evenings. Molly Lawford bravely took on the leading role of Alice in her very first week at Batley Grammar School. This was a huge commitment as she was the only cast member required for every rehearsal and, without fail, she was always there showing outstanding determination and 100% commitment.

Thanks also go to the Performing and Creative Arts Faculty staff, the CCF cadets and member sof the Parents’ Association also supported us on the performance evenings with fund raising and refreshments. This all helped to make each performance more enjoyable for the audiences.