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Dulce et Forte


“You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!” Dr Seuss

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