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Dulce et Forte


“A positive attitude can really make dreams come true – it did for me.” – David Bailey

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

At last, Year 6 can take a breath, they've completed their scholarship exams, taken their 11+ and sat their SATS - phew, it's been a busy year for them! They've done very well too, an impressive 26 scholarships and 16 grammar school places achieved.

No resting on contented laurels for Year 6, though; onto the next project, the eagerly anticipated production of 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. For two weeks prior to the performance, Year 6 are off timetable and the pupils are able to concentrate their efforts on creating a show stopping performance.

Although formal lessons are temporarily suspended, this doesn't mean hard work has stopped. The Theatre, Sports Hall and Art Department are hives of activity, as Year 6 industriously work on learning lines, blocking scenes, building sets, and producing a programme, confidence-building roles which encourage pupils to face new challenges and responsibilities, as they work together as a team.


The Croft is particularly delighted with this year's production, as Mr Aaron Bixley, – Head of Drama, together with Dr Bryony Jones, have received special permission from the C S Lewis Foundation for their musical adaptation of the classic story. Mr Bixley and Dr Jones have created a school's version of the play, whilst slightly updated, it still retains its original age setting, including an exciting rendition of The Charleston!

Year 6 and the production team's hard work and enthusiasm for the play, can be seen at their first performance on the slightly nerve-wracking date of Friday 13 June, with a second matinee performance on Saturday 14 June. For further information on tickets, please contact the School Office.

Good luck to Year 6 – "All shall be done, but it may be harder than you think." Aslan