Children with something to sing about!

Children from Gedney Hill Church of England Primary School who performed from The Wizard of Oz. Photo: SG270611-27MD To order, please ring 01775 765433

Children from Gedney Hill Church of England Primary School who performed from The Wizard of Oz. Photo: SG270611-27MD To order, please ring 01775 765433

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ABOUT 110 primary school children from three small south Lincolnshire schools are especially enthusiastic about their studies at the moment, thanks to the annual production, Sing.

The performance at South Holland Centre played to a packed house and ended with thunderous applause, according to head teacher of Gedney Hill Church of England Primary School Lynn Chappell.

Sing has been produced for the past eight years, with the school at Gedney Hill inviting other small schools to join in. This year’s included children from Gedney Hill performing from The Wizard of Oz, Gedney Drove End doing pieces from Bugsy Malone and pupils from Holbeach St Marks who performed from Annie.

The schools each work on their own production independently, coming together for one rehearsal before the final performance, in which songs or plays are performed, with Gedney Hill children linking the separate sections.

“I do it for the children to have the opportunity to experience live theatre, for them to have that experience of performing to a high standard and to see their faces light up with sheer delight,” explained Mrs Chappell, who describes herself as “the hub” of the performance.

She added: “Everybody has said the children returned to school with renewed vigour and their reading levels are really enhanced because of reading scripts and understanding characters.”