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College panto is a festive success

SCROOGE came to life in Felpham Community College’s latest panto.


More than 30 students took to the stage to bring to life the traditional tale of the Dickens character.


The extra-curricular rehearsals for the show earlier this month started for the students from years 7, 8 and 9 back in September led by two members of staff of the college’s drama department.


The final evening performance took place at the college to an audience of parents, students and staff members.


One of the Year 9 students involved, Chris Sargent, said: “This is the second year I have taken part and it’s been lots of fun.


“I played the ‘spirit of Christmas present’ and my family came and watched. I want to take GCSE drama, so this is good to be involved with as it gives us experience.”


Tatiana Elkins was another of the Year 9 performers.


She said: “I have been in the college panto every year since I was in Year 7.


“I am disappointed we don’t get to do it this year as it is only for key stage 3 students but we do get to do an end of year show instead, which will be good.


“Many family who came to watch the panto said it was really good. I played three parts – Bob Crachit, a janitor and a guest.


“It has been fun doing all the rehearsals and working with students who aren’t in my classes.”


A college spokesman said: “The students have worked really hard with rehearsals and learning lines at home and their enthusiasm has been brilliant.


“All their efforts have paid off as it was a fantastic pantomime which was enjoyed by all.”

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