News and Views from Bablake School
A Rainbow Cinderella
o celebrate our partnership with Harrismith Secondary School, we staged a gala performance of ‘A Rainbow Cinderella’ just before February half-term. The musical was written and directed by Ian Appleby, our former Head of English, and produced by Mrs Skilton, our Harrismith link coordinator. The production was last seen in 2015 in South Africa and was the sixth musical that Mr Appleby has created especially for Harrismith. Mr Appleby’s aim is to provide Harrismith pupils with a unique opportunity to take part in music and drama and we have supported the production in the past by raising money for costumes.This year we wanted to raise awareness and support by staging our own version and the outcome proved a huge success! Tickets were sold out and extra chairs had to be laid on in the Theatre.The performances were outstanding, including the ‘Staffettes’ with their rendition of ‘’Jonny’s Girl” and a fantastic time was had by all.Thank you to the many staff, pupils and parents who contributed to the success of the evening, which raised over £1600.
Issue 72 | Spring 2017