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Castle Wood students see their Christmas performance on cinema screens

Published Thursday, 07 January 2016

Pupils at Castle Wood School have seen their recorded performance of the popular Christmas poem “T’was the Night before Christmas” shown at the Showcase Cinema in Walsgrave.

Children from left to right; Charlie Farrelly , Maddison Temperley-Goodreid, Taylor Miller, Madison Paton, Ethan Spinks, David Kwesi, Nikola Pacajova, Rohan Padan and Morgan Morris.

As part of a yearly tradition, Castle Wood School join with the Showcase Cinema in Walsgrave to show their school production on the big screen, inviting the children and their families to sit back and enjoy the show at the cinema.

Yvonne McCall, Headteacher at Castle Wood School, said: “Every child had a part to play in the production and having the opportunity to watch themselves on the big screen was amazing. Thank you to all the staff who worked so hard to ensure this was a success.”

The script was written by the staff at Castle Wood and the children’s performance was recorded by teachers using the latest technology, including green screens.

Councillor Kershaw, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “It’s extremely heart-warming that these children have been able to watch their production on the big screens at the cinema, especially so close to Christmas. I hope all the children are extremely proud of themselves, and I hope they all enjoyed the experience.”

Staff ensured that every child had a part to play in the film and parents were delighted with the finished production, giving feedback of: “It was amazing; so professional.” and “fantastic!”

One parent said: “I felt the production was very creative; such a unique and thoughtful way to encourage the children to tell the story.”

Parents were even able purchase a copy of the DVD to enjoy with family and friends.

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