KEY Stage two children at Grands Vaux School took to the stage last week to perform a unique take on the Christmas story.
They gave two performances of Sheik, Rattle and Roll – a musical by Sheila Wilson – which tells the story of three kings called Sheik, Rattle and Roll who all have very different and entertaining personalities.
The upbeat performances, one last Tuesday evening and one the next afternoon, were packed full of catchy songs that were especially written for the musical.
It included two solos, one performed by Kelsey Skinner, who played Mary, and one by Kirsty Legg, who played one of the kings.
Children from year three at the school, dressed as farmyard animals, provided the chorus for the production, year four pupils took on the role of the villagers and students from years five and six played the lead characters.
Narrators: Susana Goncalves, Harry Godfrey. Sheik: Kirsty Legg. Rattle: Robyn Le Plongeon. Roll: George Godfrey. Mary: Kelsey Skinner. Joseph: Conor Le Gallais. Angel Gabriel: Ellie Saunders. Angels: Jade Thompson, Katie Moore, Jodie Cabral, April Raffray, Jolene Wilton, Zoe Wilson, Ana-Isabel Monteiro, Courtney Loake, Alana David. Emperor Augustus: John Carrigan. Soldiers: Michael Pearce, Kallum Manning, Matthew Norris, Jamie O’Driscoll, Morgan Goujeau, Ieuan Murphy, Edward Vasse, Ruben Gouveia, Jake Laurendeau, Kyle Devenish, Joel Norbrega. Inn Keppers: Jorge Evans, Joshua Collins, Sean Fernandes, Zachary Le Ber. Shepherds: Pedro Viera, Ryan Swinscoe, Kyle Allan, Axel Furzer, Ruben Gouveia, Morgan Grihault, George Scriven. Percussion group: Martin Aubert, Ashley Gallichan. Members of the Chorus: Years 3 and 4.
The Christmas Story
THE Christmas story at Grands Vaux School was told in rhyming verse through the eyes of sleeping children.
Five storytellers took to the stage to deliver the traditional story of baby Jesus which started with the lines: ‘We love to go to bed at night and teddy and I turn out the light and as we dream the night away, baby Jesus was born that day.’
Teacher Hilary Jones created the story and said that the play, staged on Friday, was fantastic. She added: ‘The whole production came to life with the children singing and dancing to the Christmas story.’
Joseph: Ricardo De Jesus. Mary: Ellissa Le Coguiec. Three Kings: Ben Elliot, Renato Oliveira, Logan McCulloch. Shepherds: Lucas Andrade, Andrew Freitas, Jason Nunes, James Pires, Jaiden Thomas, Ben Tumkaew, Jack Halford, Tiernan Fenny, Seth Fernandes, Rhys Fowler, Brandon Moignard, Eric Fernandes, Mason Furzer, Tyler Laurendeau, Jak Thompson. Host of angles: Emily Bowker, Courtney Devenish, Erica Gouveia, Robyn Kemp, Shaznay Lihou, Macey Loake, Bryony Ludlow, Megan Pratesi, Ciara Spillane, Eve Toporis, Emily Wagner, Milly Crowder, Elise D’Orleans, Courtney Gilroy, Summer Glendewar, Vanessa Goncalves, Fern Siouville, Anya Whitehead, Caoimhe Le Bar, Leah Morris, Talia Morris, Jasmine Parker, Chloe Swinscoe, Erin Vitel, Libby Willgrass. Stable animals: Jenson Barnard, Daniela Gouveia, Jaydan Callec, Tegan Carson, Emili D’Abreu, Noah Le Moine, Tyler Le Moine, Ruby Mallon, Ocean Pearce, Finlay Penny, Ruiari Tobin, Oliver Tomlinson, Gemma Lees-Baker, Tia de Ste Croix. Star: Michael Coelho.
Pictured: Sheik, Rattle and Roll – the three kings