Ivy Education Trust have finished off the term and 2023 with a bang, with all of our schools taking part in a variety of school productions.
The festive season kicked off with Cockwood performing their Christmas show, ‘The Magical Jigsaw Puzzle’ at the Langstone Cliff Hotel to a fully packed out audience. The children told the traditional story of the nativity as the jigsaw comes to life and is pieced together.
Children in KS1 at Starcross enjoyed performing their nativity ‘Dinky Donkeys’ with some beautiful singing, dancing and such enthusiasm throughout. Later in the week KS2 performed a Christmas Carol Concert at St Pauls Church, singing a wonderful selection of carols and some well-chosen readings that told the Nativity story.
Over at Kenn C of E Primary School, the pupils took advantage of the wonderful village church by performing a traditional nativity in the afternoon, followed by their Carol Concert and cristingle in the evening. Everyone who attended relished in the ambience of the church and sang along to the songs that the children performed.
Children at Kenton Primary School also staged a Christmas nativity and their Carol Concert, but this time at Hope Church, which is the school’s temporary home after the flood earlier in the year. The children showed real eagerness during their performances, singing and reading with such pride.
Teignmouth Primary School embarked on a tour of Teignmouth performing their set of Christmas songs at Teignmouth Library and Croft Lodge Care Home, bringing lots of Christmas spirit to members of the community. The pupils then had the opportunity of singing at the Teignmouth Pavillions in front of friends and family, helping everyone to start feeling festive.
And it wasn’t just the Primary schools in our trust that finished off this term with Christmas productions.
Teignmouth Community School have performed a 3-day run of ‘Into The Woods’, a musical centred around a married couple who have been cursed by a witch and have to obtain items to break the curse, all of which can be found in traditional fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Jack and the beanstalk.
Over at Newton Abbot College, students across all year groups joined together to perform their Winter Concert; a lovely mix of Christmassy songs and others that they had been rehearsing all term. It was a huge display of talent from all students, both singing and playing instruments in a very smooth and polished concert.
Well done to all of the students involved, and thank you to our amazing staff across the trust who work so hard to be able to give our children these wonderful opportunities!