9th February 2024
This year’s Key Stage 3 Production was Shakespeare Rocks, and what a performance it was. Parents and children thoroughly enjoyed the play that sent shockwaves of laughter throughout the theatre on Thursday morning and Friday afternoon. Children from Year 7 and 8 have been working their socks off over the last five weeks, and boy was it worth it. BNIS teachers won't be surprised to see some of their faces on the big screens and theatre stages in the not too distant future.
It wasn’t all plain sailing, though. Trying to pull off the production in just five weeks has been a gargantuan effort for both the children and all adults involved. Ms Mogaka has been inspirational in leading the children in their singing of all of the stage songs and Ms Magina worked tirelessly on ensuring the choreography was spot on. The staging looked incredible largely due to the artistic talents of Mrs Bebbington who was ably assisted by a crack squad of painters who managed to complete the backdrop in just a day. Mr Gould could often be found in the front row demanding (and recieving!) more from the actors.
Undoubtedly, the biggest effort was put forth by the children in the play themselves. They should all be incredibly proud of the performance they gave on both Thursday’s dress rehearsal to the school and on Friday’s finale to the parents. There is only one thing left to do, and that is to get rid of the songs in our heads that have burrowed themselves in there over the last month or so.
Will’s Wonderful words have been well and truly heard. Shakespeare really does Rock!