Beauty and the Beast comes to Westfield Primary School

York Press: Jack Jones and Grace Hardgrave with pupils at Westfield Primary School who are to perform Beauty And The Beast Jack Jones and Grace Hardgrave with pupils at Westfield Primary School who are to perform Beauty And The Beast

PUPILS at a York primary school are bringing the magic of Disney and their local high street to their end of term play.

The Year 6 leaver’s show was written by head teacher Tracey Ralph who adapted Beauty and the Beast to an Acomb setting.

The show includes local establishments such as florists Floral Elegance, Acomb Explore and even included the Tour de France.

Ms Ralph, who re-writes a story every year, said rehearsals have gone brilliantly.

She said: “The children have an absolute ball. They work really hard for their Key Stage 2 SAT exams and as soon as they have finished they get to take a script home and practise their parts.

“We only have three weeks to put it together and we have such a great time.”

The play with be performed on Wednesday and Thursday at 6pm.

Among the pupils, Jack Jones plays the Beast / the Prince, Ellie King plays Mrs Potts, Gabrielle Milward plays Chip Potts, Natasha Day plays Lumiere and Jorja Watson plays Cogsworth.

Kyle Chittock, who plays Gaston, said: “I’d like to say thank you to Mrs Ralph for helping me learn all of my dances.

“Everyone knows their lines and I can’t wait for the summer show.”

Ex-pupils who are now in Year 7 from schools including York High, Manor and Millthorpe were invited back to watch a dress rehearsal on Monday.

Pupils at the school have also achieved record-breaking results this year with 98 per cent of pupils reaching a Level 4 in maths, beating the national average.

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