Last week saw the two performances of this year’s Christmas production; a presentation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book put on by the lower school. We chose The Jungle Book because we thought it would appeal to our cohort and involve their creativity as performers, writers and artists.
We also felt it is a wonderful story about how friendship is the biggest treasure, and it will help you navigate life at times when you are not sure whether you belong in this particular jungle or not. In Kipling’s words, “The strength of the pack is in the wolf. The strength of the wolf is in the pack.”
Pupils in years one to nine took part in a colourful production set in a wonderful jungle created by pupils from across the school. The show saw the pupils dancing as elephants, monkeys and snakes, singing along to the songs of Baloo, Kaa and King Louie. This year we were privileged to have the support of visiting musicians Simon and Marino, who gave the production a special lift accompanying the pupils with saxophone, piano and cello.
A staged production like this one offers the possibility of showcasing our students’ talents and strengths, bringing the whole school and its wider community together, and involving everyone in an event that promotes shared cultural models and offers aspirational horizons for everyone’s future.
We are very proud of all the pupils for their contributions both behind the scenes and on stage and would like to thank all the staff for their support and hard work. To find out more about TreeHouse School, visit: treehouseschool.org.uk.