Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bear Necessities

So tonight was the primary school concert, with the theme Tunes from the Toons. Displays ranged from Bob the Builder to a Hanna Barbera montage, from kindy to grade six.

Junior's class performed the Bear Necessities from The Jungle Book with a certain enthusiasm. He performed with style and joy.

Last grade 3/4 (with excerpts from The Pirates of Penzance) and grade 5/6 (with an amazing rendition of Grease) were the standouts. This year kindy's Bob the Builder was definitely a highlight, largely thanks to the incredibly bouncy girl in the front row who did not stop jumping for the entire number.

The audience of parents, younger siblings, older siblings and friends went home with smiles on the dials and the kid talked 19 or maybe 99 to the dozen for the next hour. Brilliant. I love our school.


mimbles said...

It sounds like a lovely night, much better than ours! We had very formal presentation night complete with speeches from Principal, School Council President and P&C President - otherwise known as me :P I'd swap for a enthusiasm filled concert in a heart-beat.

Shayne Parkinson said...

That sounds delightful! No wonder you all went away smiling.

Ampersand Duck said...

Isn't it interesting, the different substitutions schools have had to make to the traditional nativity play concert? The closest our school came to having anything vaguely Christmassy was a little number involving lots of stars, and I'm only projecting that much meaning, as it was a number inspired by Australian Idol.

My boy's class did a straight, then rap, version of Poe's The Raven. it was very cool.