Pupils Tell The Fox's Tale

Over 30 school pupils from Lower School took to the stage to perform an adaptation of Roald Dahl's famous children's novel Fantastic Mr. Fox - but with its own twist. Pupils presented their version, described as a 'charming' adaptation, which is more suitable for younger audiences.

This popular story tells how the clever and determined Fantastic Mr. Fox outwits three mean and gluttonous farmers who join forces to try to stop him feeding his family with their poultry. But, despite some serious obstacles, like guns and diggers, Mr. Fox outsmarts the farmers to feed his family and the other underground animals.

Gemma Heald, Teacher of English and Drama, said; "This show proved to be one of the most enjoyable projects for the pupils as it allowed them to explore physical theatre and slapstick as well as the more unusual elements of acting and singing. The emphasis is on fun and requires high energy performance and a focus on comedy, all things that the pupils really enjoyed".

Year 8 pupil, Josh Wilson, says; "We have been rehearsing for two months on and off and it's been really great fun especially dressing up in all the costumes and having your face painted".

7th February 2013  Back to News