Not really knowing what to expect from a trip to the theatre, there was plenty of chatting as well as singing, ensuring that the journey flew by. It is always a joy to listen to the happy, excited laughter of our Reception pupils and this trip was certainly no exception. Having arrived in good time, the pupils tucked into their delicious packed lunches in the park, whilst also enjoying the glorious summer sunshine. To run off any excess energy prior to entering the auditorium at The Courtyard Theatre, the children had a play on the playground, of course having a wonderful time.
Upon entering the theatre, the children were all immaculately behaved, sitting down in their seats and waiting for the performance of The Tiger Who Came To Tea to begin. Arriving directly from the West End, the Olivier Award nominated smash-hit show is on tour, celebrating over 10 years on stage!
Having listened to the delightful Judith Kerr story in class, there was much anticipation for the performance. The children loved joining in with the Tiger Exercises and the Sausage and Chips song; however, the highlight of the show for most of the children was the Tiger dancing and the disappearing food.
Following the performance everyone headed back to the minibuses with enormous smiles on their faces, a clear sign they enjoyed every minute. Some children had such a wonderful time, they were worn out and had to have a little nap on the way home! As ever, the pupils of King’s Hawford were a credit to the school, perfectly behaved from start to finish, of which the teachers accompanying them on the trip are extremely proud.