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Talented young performers take on Christmas show - in May!

Talented young performers take on Christmas show - in May!

by Danielle Thompson (May 2021)

CHRISTMAS came a little late for young performers at Formby High School!

A total of 55 Year 7 students held their annual Christmas production - in May! - after the pandemic held off the performance!

The current pandemic forced the Creative Arts team down a very different production schedule - leading them to a slightly less festive calendar slot in May!

Victoria Harrocks, community arts co-ordinator at the school said: “At the start of the new term in September, we decided to present the musical ‘Elf Jr, the Musical’ - a comedy which follows Buddy the Elf on his quest to find his true identity.

“Buddy’s world is an homage to spreading joy and cheer. We chose this happy show because the main theme of the musical is about finding your place in the world and belonging. We realised that this theme is more relevant than ever in reconnecting our young students who may have been feeling cut off from friends and family.

“Creating this production provided the opportunity to reframe the situation by bringing 55 students together to enjoy the transformative effects of performing arts, so that they could make new friends, learn new skills and build confidence.

“The students were thrilled the show reaching its grand finale and to get their performance 'in the can'. We could not be prouder of our hard working students who have stuck together to see this project through to completion, aided by a diligent production crew and parent volunteers.”

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