On Friday 3rd February 2017, a very emotional play took place at The Granville. The Year 4 play “Edith’s Wartime Scrapbook” was a great success and I’m sure all of the parents and teachers would agree. I know it took weeks and weeks to learn and I think Year 4 did very well in performing it.
The play itself consisted of somebody’s memories of the Second World War, and it was set in the present and the past. The character, Edith, remembers her childhood during the war, and the play explains a lot of things about that period, such as: that people used Andersen shelters when bombs were being dropped, or where to go if you did not have your own shelter; that evacuees were sent away to places like Wales and other places where they would be safe from bombs; that there was food rationing.
The actors kept in good rhythm and told plenty of jokes along the way. They stayed in character throughout the play and the parents provided very realistic costumes. There were also lot of beautiful props and decorations (thank you Mrs Dorey, Mrs Hughes and Mr Whiting). Mrs Eastwood provided lovely live music throughout the play, and I think that Year 4 did very well at dancing to it.
All in all I think that it was a marvellous play and I certainly think it will have been enjoyed by everybody who saw it.
Grace (Year 4)