24/07/2018

Pupils perform Peter Pan at school's new open air theatre

Children from Brookfield Primary School in Mickleover enchanted parents with a captivating outdoor theatre performance of Peter Pan, thanks to materials donated by local businesses, including Bloor Homes.

The year five and six pupils have spent the past few weeks rehearsing for the production, which they performed on Tuesday 10th July.
 
The play took place on an outdoor stage which was specially built for the occasion, using materials and props donated by local businesses, the school community and neighbouring secondary schools.
 
The decision to stage the performance outdoors was inspired by a school trip to see Peter Pan at the open air theatre in Regent’s Park in London earlier this year.
 
Deputy headteacher Mr Wilde, who was in charge of the production, said: “We thought it would be a fantastic experience for the children to perform in the open air and they have thoroughly enjoyed not only rehearsing for the play but also assembling the outdoor stage, with fantastic support from family members.
 
“The play was incredible. We are so proud of our children for creating a magical evening  which was very well received by all the families who attended and we’re extremely grateful to all the local businesses and organisations and people who donated props and equipment for the production.
 
“Without a doubt, the children were the stars of the show, but the play wouldn’t have been such a roaring success without the support and time of our generous community.”
 
Among the businesses to donate materials was housebuilder Bloor Homes, which is building at the nearby Manor Farm Fields development off Swayfield Close.
 
Michele Rose, Regional Sales Director for Bloor Homes Midlands, said: “We were delighted to support the school’s outdoor production of Peter Pan and we hope the performance was enjoyed by the cast and audience alike.”