YOUNGSTERS at one York primary school turned their surroundings into a television set for their latest venture.

Park Grove Primary Academy pupils celebrated the end of the summer term with both a play performed by Year 6 pupils and also held their own enterprise week.

The top year performed their play 'Lights, Camera, Action: PGTV Live!' which was based around the theme of Park Grove having its own TV station and broadcasting a range of shows set in or around school.

Head teacher, Jo Sawyer said: "We linked it to our current topic, enterprise, giving the Year 6s the chance to edit the script themselves, adding their own Park Grove specific personal touches and combining their own amusing ideas.

"They choreographed the whole thing themselves, developed their own costumes, created their own visuals and supervised the lighting all themselves to make it a truly unique performance for these Year 6's to take ownership of and treasure."

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The final performance was the highlight of the whole thing with more than 100 family and friends turning up to watch.

One Year 6 pupil, Shannon, said: " It was a unique play and once in a lifetime opportunity as we might not have chance to do something like this again.

"It's special to us Year 6s and I'll look back on it as an amazing moment."

Ms Sawyer said: "It wasn't just the actors who were nervous though all our older children who were involved in everything from acting to stage crew knew how important it was to make sure everything went well, developing key skills in doing so."

Another pupil, Ralph, said: "It was a bit stressful at times making sure everything ran smoothly, but also very exciting as you had a big impact on the play.

"Without the lighting, the play wouldn't be the same."

To link in with the whole school enterprise week, classes 8 and 9 - which contain a mixture of Year 5 and 6 youngsters - developed their business ideas based around the play and thought of the different merchandise they could sell to celebrate the production.

Each class created their own 'enterprise idea' which will raise lots of money for vital and much-needed ICT equipment.

Ms Sawyer said: "The total is yet to be counted, but the whole event was generously sponsored by the Gillygate public house which is owned by parents at the school."

Park Grove is part of Ebor Academy Trust which also includes Robert Wilkinson in Strensall and Haxby Road Primary Academy.