(This was published in the Newark Advertiser on 23rd July 2010 as part of my work experience.)
Pupils at St Peter’s Primary School, Farndon wore afro wigs and used inflatable guitars for a production the jukebox musical, We Will Rock You, this week.
Based on the songs by Queen, pupils have spent a month rehearsing for their performances held on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st July.
“We decided to perform We Will Rock You because I had been to see it in London and really enjoyed it,” said Miss Emma Thabreham, head of the production.
Ranging from Years 3 to 6 in all of the Key Stage 2 level, 96 pupils took part in the performance.
“I decided to be a part of it because I like performing, singing and dancing,” said 11-year-old Sam Brown. “I might carry it on in secondary school.”
The musical is set in 2304 when all live music has been banned. The pupils cast a group of people who start an underground rebellion, performing Queen classics such as Bohemian Rhapsody and Under Pressure.
“My favourite part of the show is singing ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ at the end,” said 11-year-old Cameron Henderson. “And I’ve liked working with Miss T. She’s really good.”