Fairytales at Sound Shell
East Manjimup Primary School students and staff are literally dancing with excitement as they prepare for their end-of-year whole school production.
For the second year in a row, the students and staff will present a play with music and dancing at the Sandra Donovan Sound Shell for the community.
This year’s play is called Fairy Tales and principal Michael Smith said it was a challenge to create something that involved all 220 students and some of the staff.
“The story is that our school is looking for an incursion and at the students’ suggestion, they want to learn about fairytales, so they invite the Brothers Grimm,” Mr Smith said.
“The Brothers Grimm present three fairytales and when the students don’t really like it, they are presented with a fourth fairytale that is a mash up of the ones they’d seen so far.”
Mr Smith said the fourth fairytale would feature the staff as the actors.
“So the students won’t see the end of the play until the night,” he said.
“We’re all working hard across the year levels to prepare for the production.
“Now that we’re doing this for the second time, the students know what to expect and they’re aware of the process.”
Mr Smith said it was good to see how enthusiastic the students were about the story and their involvement in the production.
On Thursday, the different Year levels split up to rehearse their items.
The Year 5s were rehearsing their Footloose dance and student Karsha Krispyn said her favourite dance move in the item was the Footloose shimmy.
“This is really, really fun and exciting,” she said.
Year 5 Elvis McCurdy said he was hesitant when he first heard what his Year level would be doing.
“I was really surprised and now that we’ve started, I can’t wait to do it,” he said.
The production will be at the Sound Shell on December 18 with the time to be confirmed.
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