Every pupil in Year 6 at Beech Grove Primary School, Wellington, was involved in a superb end-of-year production on Tuesday 17 July as performers, singers and technical crew.
Directed by Head of Learning and Acting Deputy Head, Matt Mustafic, ‘Time Lord’ brought together many of the themes and ideas which are familiar to children – including time travel, mysteries, baddies and their defeat by goodies and children solving board game puzzles with the help of a little magic. Think of a heady mix of Dr Who, Harry Potter and Narnia and you have the idea.
In keeping with the current female Dr Who, the adventure was led by a female Time Lord who took the children through scenes from WW2, Roman Britain and back to the time of dinosaurs (the baddies) with the flourish of a good fairy. On the way the children met a parade of historical figures, including Beethoven and Boudicca.
The afternoon performance captivated the whole school; parents and carers attending the later performance would be equally impressed by the accomplishments – dramatic, expressive, musical and in terms of discipline and control – on display. This was a tightly- choreographed production which was a credit to the organisational skills of the director and the many talents of the cast. Pupils in charge of lighting and sound need a special mention as do those responsible for a quite stunning display of costumes – all simply made but effective.
All Year 6 pupils will take away many positive and worthwhile experiences from their time at Beech Grove as they head for secondary school – and ‘Time Lord’ will certainly be one of them.