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Thursday, 03 December 2009
Bolton School Junior Girls got into the spirit of Christmas as
they performed a rocking musical version of the nativity story
'Hosanna Rock' to a packed audience of parents.
The girls produced a lively adaptation of the 'Hosanna Rock'
musical, a popular nativity written by Sheila Wilson which conveys
the true meaning of Christmas and tells the nativity story through
contemporary song, hand-jives, dance and percussion.
Head of Girls' Division, Mrs Gill Richards, began by welcoming
everyone to the girls' Great Hall, before the production began
with a rendition of the catchy theme tune 'Hosanna Rock'.
Highlights included the magical sounds from the Flute Choir and
Percussion Group, readings of short poems, and an enchanting angel
dance around the congregation to a violin solo of 'Glory to God'
performed by Isobel Howard. Year 3 and 4 pupils also sang 'Glory to
God' in Spanish and Year 5 and 6 pupils performed the same in
French. The hall went quiet for the arrival of 'Herod's Henchmen'
who stomped in, dressed in a stereotypical 'baddie' uniform of big
boots and leather jackets, before performing the 'Herod's Henchmen
Towards the end of the show, pupils performed 'You are My
Brother' a moving multicultural anthem, while waving flags from
different counties, to symbolise the togetherness and peace that
Christmas should bring. The audience joined in for the final song
of the performance, the traditional 'Ding Dong Merrily on
Head of Junior Girls' School, Mrs Ruth Brierley, closed the
performance by thanking staff for giving all their focus, energy
and selfless determination to making the production the best it
could be, and likened what the pupils achieved with their
performance to the song 'Something Extra Special' which features in
A collection was held at the end of the production in aid of the
School's sponsored child in Niger, Barietou Arouba, part of the
World Vision programme.
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