Gad’s Hill Junior children showcased their acting, singing and dancing talents at a celebration show in the school theatre this week.

More than 100 seven to eleven-year-old students performed festive pieces, over two days, to proud parents, friends and fellow students from Gad’s Kindergarten and Senior school.

Choreographed by Junior drama teacher, Mrs Amanda Crowter, founder of Amanda Jayne Stage School, the festive musical demonstrated what the children have been learning in drama and music lessons this term.

Mrs Crowter said:  “Working with the Gad’s children is always a pleasure but this time of year makes a production even more magical.

“As always, they have worked hard to learn lines and routines and are already looking forward to next year’s show!”

Nine-year-old Amelia Harrington, who has been at Gad’s since Nursery, spoke about her part in the show ahead of the finale:  “Performing arts is my favourite thing to do in and out of school.

“I really enjoy entertaining the crowd, who always clap and cheer for us.  I was lucky enough to be chosen to lead a routine where I told a magical story on stage, surrounded by lots of friends dressed in the most amazing Christmas jumpers.”

Highlights of the show included a jive to ‘Rockin’ Robin’, from ballroom and Latin dancer Autumn, 10, and a ballet solo by nine-year-old ‘Sugar Plumb Fairy’, Olivia.

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