This year’s Year 6 have always been keen on performing arts, with some quite exceptional talent blossoming over their time here at Hayes, through their yearly productions. This talent meant that when devising a Leavers’ Show, we were able to focus on several pieces from different West End shows that would challenge and stretch the children, ultimately producing something exceptional. From the uplifting ‘Master of the House’ (Les Miserables), to the hugely emotional ‘The Letter’ (Billy Elliot); from the intimate, yet powerful, ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ to the elation-inducing ‘We are the Champions’ (We Will Rock You). One of the most emotional songs was ‘A Million Dreams’ (The Greatest Showman) in which photos of each of the children were projected on to the screen behind them as they sang. The photos were of each child as they were in Nursery, Reception or Year 1, alongside a recent photo of them holding a sign of each of their dreams / aspirations.
In addition to these performances, there was an incredible piece of samba and all the children were involved in playing several pieces on the marimbas and steel pans, UV paint and UV light adding a spectacular extra dimension to the performance. The highlight, which brought the house down, was our version of Wham’s ‘Freedom’.
I will genuinely miss this Year 6 and their exceptional performing arts talent.