Barking school performs end of year show at The Broadway Theatre
PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 July 2018
A school in Barking performed their end of year show on Monday.
Greatfields End of Year Show Gallery
Street dance performers at their dress rehearsal. Picture: Ken Mears
Parents and staff watched the pupils perform at the Broadway Theatre on Monday night. Picture: Ken Mears
Performing arts was only introduced into the Greatfields curriculum at the start of this year. Picture: Ken Mears
The dance club rehearsing in full costume a few hours before the show. Picture: Ken Mears
There were various dance performances, including numbers to Dream Girls and Believer. Picture: Ken Mears
For many pupils, this was their first performance in front of a large audience. Picture: Ken Mears
A practise run for the guitar club. Picture: Ken Mears
One of the dance groups performing on the night. Picture: Sammy White
The dance group before the final showcase. Picture: Sammy White
Pupils from Greatfields School in the Gascoigne Estate had been rehearsing since April for the grand finale at The Broadway Theatre.
More than 50 students performed dance, drama and musical numbers to an audience of parents and staff.
The dance club choreographed a routine to Dream Girls, while the drama club performed a scene from Grease.
The guitar club did a rendition of Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You, and the choir sang Titanium by Sia.
Richard Paul, head of Greatfields, said: “This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to perform at a professional theatre in front of such a large audience and they did themselves and the school proud.
“The performances were slick and professional and were the culmination of hours and hours of rehearsal. The school only introduced performing arts into the curriculum at the start of this year and the level of performance was exceptional considering that many of the students had never performed a year ago.
“Special thanks must go to Miss White for her hard work and dedication in preparing the students for the show. This was an extremely proud night for the Greatfields School community and we look forward to many more to come in the future.”
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