THE pupils in 5th Class at Scoil Mhuire na Trócaire Ardee recently staged an adapted, very modern version of “Little Red Riding Hood”.
This highly entertaining production deviated somewhat from the classic tale. There were many twists, turns, colourful characters and laughs along the way from Little Red Riding Hood’s house to Granny’s house.
The whole school enjoyed a morning performance with parents, grandparents and family members invited to the matinee performance. Their teacher, Mrs. Kirby produced and choreographed the show. Chloe McGuirk played the part of Granny and had the audience in hysterics with her witty lines and facial expressions as she peered over her spectacles at the audience.
Kayla Halpenny as Little Red Riding Hood gave a very confident performance and Ella MacCormack was highly entertaining with her very cool Elvis impersonation. Hannah Woods as the big, bad wolf got the traditional comeuppance and of course they all lived happily ever after!
Mrs. Sweeney, school principal, acknowledged the great talent in 5th class when she said “the show was as good as a performance from a visiting theatre group, we are very proud of the girls”.
The school has a very strong tradition promoting and nurturing pupils in the performance arts. All classes perform on stage in an annual class play and also at the monthly assemblies. The school choir performs in such prestigious venues as the Helix and the Waterfront Belfast. The 6th class choir is preparing for the “Let’s Sing” concert in the Parish Centre, Ardee on 18 June. They will perform with local schools as part of the choral training programme delivered by Music Generation Louth.
The “Let’s Sing” programme aims to make children confident at musical readings and performance.