Tristan da Cunha St Mary's School News 2014: Performing Arts Show
Photo report of the St Mary's School Performing Arts Show performed in September 2014 in Prince Philip Hall for Agulhas visitors, parents and other community members.

Performing Arts Show

Performing Arts Show

A St Mary's School Performing Arts Show
was performed on Tuesday 30th September
in the Prince Philip Hall
for Agulhas visitors, parents and
other community members.

Shirley Squibb's photo shows the school pupils
gathered with Education Adviser Jim Kerr (Mr Jim!)
for whom this was his last school function
as he and his wife Sue were preparing to depart on SA Agulhas II.

Report from Mr Jim starts here and is then inserted in between the photos from Shirley Squibb:
The school put on a performing arts show for the Agulhas visitors and islanders on 30th September. Many islanders were involved in off loading the Agulhas II but parents were allowed to attend the show at 5.30 pm. The show started with a dance to Thriller, zombies appeared from all directions and danced with Nathan Swain, the island's Michael Jackson lookalike.

This was followed by classes 1 and 2 doing an ABC dance and Rhyanna, Janice and Jade performing a
contemporary dance. The next item featured children between the ages of 3 and 7 years in an action song, the music was provided by the school's guitar and percussion group.
The school choir then sang 'Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head' while four members of class five danced with umbrellas. This was followed by the folk song 'Soldier Soldier' in which Dylan was the soldier, Shannon the girl who wished to marry him and
Chantelle the angered soldier's wife; once again the guitar and percussion group provided the music.
The show ended with the song 'Stand by Me' sung by Chloe. Everyone enjoyed the event and lavished praise for the children and staff of St Mary's school. Credit must go to Anne-Marie Collins who over the last two years teaching in the school has introduced performing arts into the curriculum and choreographed all the dances in the show.

At the end Alex Mitham, Administrator, thanked the children and staff and presented certificates to children of visitors who had attended St Mary's school while the Agulhas II was in Tristan waters.