St Laurence CofE Junior Academy pupils enjoy theatre outing

A trip to the theatre

Students from St Laurence CofE Junior Academy have enjoyed a performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

As the lights dimmed and the curtains rose, the students were transported into the world of Roald Dahl’s timeless tale. The imaginative sets, captivating music, and stellar performances brought the story to life, captivating the young audience from start to finish.

Throughout the show, the students displayed impeccable behaviour, with some members of the public commenting on their exceptional manners.

Mrs Buckland, deputy head teacher, said: “We aim to foster a love for the arts, inspire imagination and create lasting memories by organising such outings. By exposing our children to the power of live performance we empower them to dream big in their own lives!”

One Year 5 student shared her excitement, saying: “Watching ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ was great. I was so excited by the stage and the actors. It felt like I was part of the story.”

The school says the trip to the Marlowe Theatre was an important cultural experience and also encouraged empathy, critical thinking, and creativity.

The success of the theatre outing would not have been possible without the support and dedication of the school staff.