John Meads 2010
From "The Acorn" - February 1948
The last week of Christmas term was crowded with pleasurable events. Monday evening the children of classes 6 and 7 had their Christmas Tree Party. Tuesday, classes 5 and 4 enjoyed themselves in a similar manner. Wednesday evening the Senior School Party was thoroughly enjoyed with old and modern dances and games. Thursday afternoon the whole School was entertained with a variety concert given chiefly by Class 6 pupils, but assisted by a few from each of the other classes.
This was the first concert of its kind given by the present pupils. The standard of performance was very good, particularly when it must be remembered that most of the rehearsing was done in spare time. The training and organising was largely due to the children's own efforts with a last few days polishing up done by Mr. Cable.
The variety of items contributed greatly to the sustained interest of the audience just as much as the enthusiasm of the players themselves. Both playlets were well done by the players. Their imagination and initiative managed to overcome, to a certain extent, the problem of costumes and properties. Both comedies produced hearty laughter from the audience.
The singing, dancing, piano playing and monologues were all well done and enjoyable. The delightful carol “Silent Night " and the well-known song " Bless this House " were sung by the final chorus in which the whole cast took part and was exceedingly well given.
1. Opening Chorus
Song and dance ... “I Believe "
2. Pianoforte Solo :
“Anniversary Song”, “Come back to
3. Monologue ... " Mimetic Morsel " ... Janet Northern.
Song and Dance “Anchor’s Away ", “Little Dutch Boy " ... Gay Robertson, Shirley Eady.
5. Ballet “Spring Song "... Mendelssohn
“The Lights of Home“, “Souvenirs "... Gay Robertson.
7. Playlet ... " Cabbages and Kings "
8. Nigger Ministrels
"Swannee River", "Old Black Joe", "Campdown Races"
9. Song and Dance
10. Piano Solos
11. Indian Scene
12. Monologue ... "Tomboy"
13. Piano Solos
“The Old Lamp Lighter”, “Apple Blossom Wedding “
14. Playlet .... “Safety First"
Finale ... Whole Cast
Carol ... “Silent Night"
Song ... “Bless this House”