Friday, March 1, 2024

Palmer’s panto is a huge success….


THE annual panto at Palmer’s College, Robin Hood, was another huge success for the College with over 1,000 children from across Thurrock attending. The students gave 13 performances in total.

Two were to the public and the rest of the performances were to cubs and scouts groups and primary schools from around Thurrock.

This year the College was also delighted to welcome guests from Contact the Elderly in Thurrock to the show.

First and second year BTEC Performing Arts students performed in this ensemble production and as well as learning their lines they also had the huge responsibility of producing the set, organising costumes, props, lighting and sound as well as suggesting choreographic ideas, keeping to budget, selling tickets and refreshments.

Sarah Waterman, Subject Area Manager for Performing Arts said: “We have had lots of lovely feedback from the children who have seen the show. The panto is an invaluable vocational as well as enriching experience for our students, made even more so this year with our guests from Contact the Elderly. One gentleman said this was the first panto he had ever been to and he loved it!”

Contact the Elderly is the only national charity solely dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people. To find out how to join a group with Contact the Elderly, if you would like to refer an older person to them, or to volunteer, contact the Regional Development Officer for Essex on 0207 881 2373.


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