CHRISTMAS came early for Sutton Green Primary School pupils.
More than 120 youngsters at the Little Sutton school delighted parents, friends and governors with their original performance of A Victorian Christmas.
The play, which was written for the school with input from the pupils, combined the classic stories of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and the life of Dr Barnardo.
Pupils from Years 3 to 6 also acted in several short films which were shown as part of the play.
Authentic-looking Victorian orphan costumes were made by the parents.
Staff member Mrs Payne designed and created the costumes for the leading characters.
Co-director Rick Smith said: “The pupils had tremendous fun acting and singing in the performance. Several pupils also worked backstage in providing lights, projections and technical assistance.
“It was a great example of bringing together the history and literacy work which was being covered in our creative curriculum.
“It was also wonderful to have pupils accompanying songs with their brass and woodwind instruments, which they have been learning to play as part of the Wider Opportunities music programme.”
The play was performed twice to delighted audiences.
Sutton Green Primary will be donating money raised from tickets sales to the Barnardo’s charity.