By Samuel Hawkey and Malainey Davidson*
ON 21 and 22 June Howrah Primary School year five and six students replaced morning meals with bowls of oats to celebrate their school production ‘Porridge’.
Forty students participated in the performance and had so much fun.
It gave students a brilliant opportunity to discover the performing arts, explore new creative areas and reveal a different side of themselves.
Howrah’s music teacher, Alison Mahoney, directed the show.
In the lead up to the performance she held rehearsals with willing student participants for about three months.
Mrs Mahoney said the group was fantastic to work with and she hoped students would remember it for the rest of their lives.
Porridge takes place in the town of ‘Happy Valley’, where all the favourite fairy tale fantasy characters live.
Everything used to be “peaches and cream”, but when crime rates suddenly go through the roof, private detective Jack Spratt takes matters into his own hands.
When innocent people are being framed, citizens of Happy Valley work together to find the real “baddies” behind all the crimes.
Hundreds of students, parents and community members watched the show and feedback was very positive.
Students described the show as “exciting and humorous” and were very satisfied with their high achievement and the performances.
Performers were also happy to gain a high level of responsibility, confidence and independence in the lead up to and during the show.
If you want a great night of entertainment and comedy, make sure to bring along the family for next year’s performance at Howrah Primary School.
*Samuel and Malainey are grade six students at Howrah Primary School.
Caption: Howrah Primary School students act the part in their school play, “Porridge”, which is centred on the fictional town of Happy Valley and its fairy tale inhabitants.