What a triumph! Year Four Derwent Lodge girls donned their best animal outfits and spun a series of yarns re-telling Rudyard Kipling’s animal tales with confidence. The group of friends, who acted as narrators, told tales such as ‘ ‘How the Camel got his Hump’, ‘How the Rhinoceros got his Skin’, ‘How the Leopard got his Spots’, ‘The Elephant’s Child’, ‘The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo’ and ‘The Beginning of the Armadillos’.
The Yardley Court Year Four boys took to the stage, delighting us with their modern take on Aesop’s Fables. Linked skilfully by narrators, small groups of boys enacted eight of Aesop’s Fables, including The Hare and the Tortoise (set in a classroom where an overly confident hare learns a lesson in life from a hard-working tortoise) and The Lion and the Mouse (where three over-confident hunters become a meal for a hungry lion who had been caught in their net, but rescued by a friendly mouse). It was great to see the smiles on the faces of the boys as they received the well-deserved applause of the crowd at the end of their performances.