Fun for Stedham Primary School pupils

The King and Queen of Hearts call Alice to the witness stand.
The King and Queen of Hearts call Alice to the witness stand.

CHILDREN at Stedham Primary School have been having mad tea parties and meeting some very creepy friends.

All the children in Key Stage 2 have been busy learning lines and songs for the Summer Production of Alice the Musical based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

The children performed a matinee to grandparents and villagers and two evening performances to friends and family.

Sophie Plume shone in the lead role of Alice, showcasing her beautiful voice in a range of songs.

Highlights included hedgehogs flying across the stage as the King and Queen of Hearts played croquet with flamingos, the Caucus Race where a range of animals including a dodo ran around to dry after falling in a pool of Alice’s tears, and a wonderful Mad Hatter’s Tea Party where the hatter, played by Andrew Grzywacz, entertained everyone with his dancing and singing.

As well as the production, every child in the school took part in an environmental science enrichment week.

They learnt about plants, animals and insects, habitats and adaptation.

Everyone spent part of each day outside, hunting for mini-beasts, identifying plants and trees and pond-dipping.

The week culminated in a visit from Jonathan’s Jungle Roadshow. Each class had a session with Jonathan, who brought in a selection of geckos, stick insects, spiders and snakes including Mrs Noah, the rainbow boa, for the children to look at 
and handle.

Headteacher Sally Dreckmann said: “The children have all had an amazing week and experienced a range of opportunities that enhanced and extended their learning.

“Our school is in a beautiful, rural setting and we feel it is important to make the most of our immediate environment and facilitate learning through first-hand experiences.”