School children near Banbury get into character for production - with some boys even shaving their heads for the role

“They received a standing ovation at the end, which was fully deserved”

‘White Knight Marines’ (left to right) Oscar Lewis, Louis Emmett, Henry Bennett and Cameron Waters.
‘White Knight Marines’ (left to right) Oscar Lewis, Louis Emmett, Henry Bennett and Cameron Waters.

Primary school children near Banbury certainly got into character for their end of year production - with some boys even shaving their heads for the role.

Thirty Year 5 and 6 children at Croughton All Saints CE Primary School entertained friends and family with three performances of their production ‘The Wall’.

The play, which was written by class teacher Colin Gynn, was inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and included diverse characters such as Harry Potter, Cinder Ella, Sandy and the Pink Ladies from Grease and a number of well- known footballers such as David Beckham and Phil Foden.

‘The Single Ladies’ (left to right) Amelia Revell, Iris Black, Miryn Cornes and Poppy Walsh

A number of boys ‘joined the marines’ for their parts which included a visit to The Golden Scissors barbers in Brackley for a dramatic new haircut.

Mr Gynn, who retires at the end of term, said: “All the children were fully committed to the show and gave fantastic performances.

"They received a standing ovation at the end, which was fully deserved. As my last school performance it will live long in my memory.”

The production included well known songs from across the decades including I’m A Believer, I Want To Break Free and Price Tag as well as dances to Single Ladies, Never Gonna’ Give You Up and You’re The One That I Want.

Daniel Gates and Oscar Lewis

Headteacher Helen Goulder said: “The children demonstrated amazing confidence and thoroughly enjoyed their production. Audience participation was excellent with parents joining in with songs! It was one of the highlights of our school year.”