Panto season is in full swing and our Performing Arts students have well and truly got into the spirit of things

They have been entertaining local schools with their adaptation of The Snow Queen, a fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen, first published in 1845. The story centres on the struggle between good and evil and has remained a popular choice for festive performances ever since. 

Andy Tomlinson, Head of School of Performance at Bury College, said: “The Panto process, and performance opportunities, is a great learning experience for our performers as they have to learn new skills and take part in a two week ‘professional’ engagement to children and evening family audiences. The energy and excitement of the local primary school children is always infectious. Panto is a great experience for all the children, big and small.”

The performance seemed to go down a treat with everyone, with two taking to social media to thank our performers. The Derby High School enjoyed seeing two of their former students. The staff and pupils at St Luke's CofE Primary School were also enjoying seeing our performers shine on stage. 

The other schools in attendance were Fairfield Community Primary School, St Stephen’s and Holy Trinity. 

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