Wartime Britain came alive last night in the Croston Theatre as our junior students performed ‘Edith’s Wartime Scrapbook’.
As the curtain raised the juniors filled the stage singing the opening song and we could sense we were in for a treat.
The story was an excellent choice; a vehicle through which the children could gain historical insight and deliver poignancy, comedy and a selection of great songs.
The children portrayed the physical and emotional hardships of wartime, coupled brilliantly with the hope and spirit which characterised our nation.
Actors in their lead roles were superb. The character of Edith was acted out by two students who were clear, expressive and thoughtful in their delivery, and they led us down the path of memories vividly.
We laughed out loud at the hilarious Home Guard, and we swallowed back the tears as evacuees were waved off. Chamberlain and Churchill spoke to us all as relevantly today as all those years ago, and the whole experience made everyone reflective and humbled.
It was a poignant performance especially as we recently celebrated 75 years since D-Day.
The evening ended on an absolute high, and the audience were equally uplifted. Well done to the whole team involved in putting together such a memorable and special performance – delightful in every way!