Welcome to another issue of Totally Tockington, the paper written FOR students BY students. Because years 3, 4 and 5 have a pantomime trip coming up the theme is, you guessed it, pantomimes!!! Read our newest recruit Henry’s article about the history of pantomimes to find out about where the dame and the leading boy originate, and read Jacob’s article about panto costumes to see the very good drawings. This and much more in this week’s issue of Totally Tockington!
Last Saturday was the FOTM Christmas Fayre and, as expected, it proved to be a roaring success. I know all the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I thank all of the many parents and staff who helped. I was able to provide feedback to children in Monday’s assembly that Father Christmas had emailed to say that he was very impressed by the children’s manners.
The school was a ghost town on Thursday afternoon as Years 3 to 8 disappeared to the theatre and left the rest of the school to enjoy their own productions at school. Years 3 to 5 went off to Cheltenham Everyman to see “Sleeping Beauty” but there was no chance to sleep through it with all the shouting, singing and dancing that went on. Tweedy the Clown was once again in a starring role and amazed us all. The colour, the costumes, the scenery, the atmosphere were all breath-taking. We all got to sing the songs we had learned in our Panto Workshop and we had a great afternoon out with the teachers. Years 6 to 8 went to the Redgrave Theatre to see “Alice in Wonderland and What She Found There”. This was another brilliant production by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. The characters were as weird and wonderful as they should be and, with seats right at the front, we quite often felt the chill stare from the Queen of Hearts. The scenery was simple but so effective and we all loved it. A great afternoon was had by all, with the added advantage that more of the teachers could come too. We highly recommend both productions to anyone who fancies a trip. Thank you to Mrs Gooch for all her help with the preparations for both trips and to the Kitchen Staff who were so accommodating with all of the Early Lunches.
Here is the latest edition of Totally Tockington, the newspaper written by the students, for the students. This is Edition 71, created by Team A, with the theme of altitude. We hope you enjoy it…