Junior School Musical
For those who may be new to Covie, here is a little background. Every year the Junior School and Secondary School take it in turns to put on a show. Last
year, we enjoyed an absolutely brilliant Secondary School production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It was very memorable. This year it is Junior
School’s turn to take the stage (stage… brr, that word sends a shiver). But enough of these preliminaries, tell us Mr Morton, what will Junior
School be presenting this year?
Well, the title of the Junior School musical for 2018 is - the correct envelope please…
"The Missing Peace"
Yep, the Missing Peace! This is a home-grown production written in collusion with one of our mums, Hailey Bootes. The setting is the first century
Roman Empire. Enmity between Jew and Roman, Priest and Pilate, Zealot and Caesar point to a peace that is starkly missing. The story unfolds from a
centurion’s eye-view … but shh! Some circumspection please; we mustn’t divulge too much too soon.
Once again we have assembled a wonderful team to put this production together. Mrs Holman shoulders the heaviest load being the chief director. Mrs
Alldis and Mrs Kohlhoff will ensure all things musical run harmoniously. Mrs Swadling has seamlessly slotted into the role of tailor, whilst Mrs Jacobs
is keeping the beat once again as chief choreographer. The rest of the staff; maintenance, sound & lighting, administration, baristas, masseuse's,
linesmen, ball boys, are lending a hand wherever they can. We are immensely grateful for the camaraderie and expertise of the Junior School community.
We couldn’t survive without you!
Students too, are hard at work. Already auditions are completed and the cast are busy learning their parts. Each grade has been assigned an item to
perform and teachers are dragging out their trusty old dance moves from bygone eras to trial in front of the mirror. Three different dance troupes,
featuring boys and girls, are learning 'the chorey' for various performances throughout. Soon the school playground will be dotted with class rehearsals
where the graceful, the funky, the confused and the awkward, will alike be striving to twirl with a smile, stomp to a beat, or simply maintain a façade
of cool. It’s tricky, I know.
And Parents? Yes, you have a role in this too. For now it’s pretty straightforward. Simply pick up a pen, go straight to your diary and write this
12-14 September – Junior School Musical – it’s gonna be fun!