Jack and the Beanstalk with a twist
Creative pupils and staff at Barrhill Primary school came up with a delightful twist to their Christmas show this year. Why stick to the same old Jack and the Beanstalk story when you can write your own show and bring a touch of 21 century magic to this classic tale! Friends and family packed into the school to see the new show and they were not disappointed.
Not only did the children do all the acting they had even written their own lines, a remarkable achievement. Working with their mentor Rev Stephen Ogston, the fledgling playwrights' from the P5-7 class replaced magic beans with microchips which transport jack into space where he meets a host of colourful characters including Daft Vader!
Like all good tales, this one had an important message and Jack learns that although searching the galaxy for presents is fun, the real meaning of Christmas is spending time with loved ones.
The children are already talking about next year's show and there are sure to be plenty of surprises!