Junior pupils at Lockers Park Preparatory School in Hemel Hempstead dazzled audiences last weekend with this year’s Christmas performance of ‘Wind in the Willows’, an adaptation based on Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic.
The story tells the tale of Mr Toad who falls uncontrollably in love with motoring, but keeps crashing his car. Meanwhile Toad Hall is taken over by scheming creatures and is reclaimed by Toad, Ratty, Badger and Mole in an exciting climax.
Confident acting, dancing and singing, including some excellent solos, created a spectacular performance that held the audience spellbound throughout. The production featured all 63 pupils from Years 3 to 5, with scenery hand-painted by Lockers Park parents and staff.
Headmaster Christopher Wilson commented: ‘What a way to start the final week of term. Our Junior pupils really enjoyed getting to grips with this light-hearted play under the expert direction of Mrs Edmunds, Lockers Park’s Head of Drama. Their efforts made for a fantastic and engaging experience. I extend my thanks to each and every member of staff and pupil who helped ensure the play was a tremendous success.’