Year 6 children are standing in the wings, ready for curtain-up, for their production of ‘Wind in the Willows’, a theatrical and musical adventure about the bumpy road of friendship. The children’s schoolwork focuses entirely on the play for two weeks, with the children being involved in all aspects of the play: creating props and sets, performing the accompanying music and learning their lines, cheerfully encouraged and directed by Head of Drama, Mr Bixley.
The production is very much a grand finale for Year 6, an accumulation of all the creative arts the children have learnt during their time at The Croft. The Year 6 play has always been regarded as a treat, a reflection of how well the children have worked preparing themselves for their new secondary schools. Once again, Year 6 pupils have worked hard and achieved well, with an impressive 17 scholarships and 16 grammar school places awarded from over 20 different local and national schools. Whilst we are delighted for the pupils achieving their awards, The Croft puts greater emphasis on pupils being socially, emotionally and academically prepared for the secondary school transition; and that pupils have been inspired and nurtured throughout their time at The Croft.
As the Kenneth Grahame quote reminds us, “Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that's always changing!” Congratulations, Year 6, we wish you all the best for your future.