Pupils stage summer show at South Shields theatre

Children from Hadrian Primary School put on a show at the Customs House.
Children from Hadrian Primary School put on a show at the Customs House.

Primary school pupils took to the stage to entertain their loved ones.

Children from Hadrian Primary School, in South Shields, put on their annual show at the Customs House, on Tuesday, July 7.

Children from Hadrian Primary School put on a show at the Customs House.

Children from Hadrian Primary School put on a show at the Customs House.

The production starred more than 150 youngsters from nursery to Year 6 and included street dancing, cheerleading, a ukulele band, and a carnival dance performance.

The 45-strong choir sang tracks, including the finale number True Colours, as well as performing the sign language at the same time.

The show also included a surprise performance from staff members of the Baring Street school.

Teacher Rachel Middis, co-ordinator of the show, said: “We succeeded in keeping the staff’s dance routine a secret from the pupils and other staff. To say the reaction was one of surprise and excitement is an understatement.

Performing in a real theatre, which is part of our local community, is a wonderful experience for our children and their families.

Scott Brown, headteacher

“Both the children and staff have worked tirelessly over recent months to rehearse and execute our Summer Spectacular show – I am immensely proud of them all.”

Headteacher Scott Brown added: “Performing in a real theatre, which is part of our local community, is a wonderful experience for our children and their families.

“They have worked so hard over the past few months developing their talents and discovering new ones they didn’t even know they had.

“To be able to share this with family and friends in a venue such as the Customs House is amazing.

Children from Hadrian Primary School put on a show at the Customs House.

Children from Hadrian Primary School put on a show at the Customs House.

“We are so grateful to Ray Spencer and all of his staff for giving our children and amazing opportunity.”

Children from Hadrian Primary School put on a show at the Customs House.

Children from Hadrian Primary School put on a show at the Customs House.