Year 5 enjoy Macbeth

The Blue Coat School were delighted to welcome back the Young Shakespeare Company on Tuesday 3 October. They performed Macbeth to the children of Year 5 in an enchanting and engaging workshop, where they included many of our children for the roles. Once in costume, the children were encouraged to participate with lines and actions…

Curiouser and Curiouser

Mrs Lucas is looking for helpers for the Year 6 Production to do make-up and hair before the Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday 27 June and for both nights of the production – Thursday 29 and Friday 30 June.

If you can help,please contact her:

Thank you; we really appreciate your help!

Stars of the West End!

Caitlin and Matthew have been treading the boards in a West End production of ‘The Lazy Ace’. Both pupils attend the Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Edgbaston.

They performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre on Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Well done!

Wow! Said the Owl

Buttons, Transition and Reception had a fantastic time watching a theatre production of ‘‘Wow’ said the Owl’ in the School hall last Friday. The children loved watching the owl discover all of the colours of the daytime world, followed by the colours of the nighttime sky.



The Night Before Christmas

All of Year 1 enthusiastically rehearsed for their performance of The Night before Christmas. The children worked tirelessly: dances were run through, songs and lines learnt and acting roles were worked on in an effort to transport the audience to that most magical of times – Christmas Eve. The scene was set……on Wednesday 7th December,…

The Christmas Jigsaw

Last week Year 2 performed their long awaited Nativity – The Christmas Jigsaw. The children were very excited and put in their best effort yet! The singing and acting were, without doubt, outstanding and the gold angel sang a beautiful solo. It is amazing for children so young that they can perform with such polish…

Year 4 visit Treasure Island!

Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum… The Year 4 children thankfully needed no such thing to get into the Christmas spirit. On December 1st, we weighed anchor and set sail towards The Rep to see their production of Treasure Island. This swashbuckling tale of pirates and the high seas featured a female Jim…

“It’s a Baby”

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, six very excited Transition and Reception classes performed their Christmas play, “It’s a Baby”. The children have been working extremely hard for several weeks learning songs, actions, dances and speaking parts. The story revolves around the very busy “Bethlehem Inn” where the Innkeeper and his wife – played by…

Year 5 Experience Macbeth

Continuing with the theme of welcoming majestic Scots to Blue Coat this term, Year 5 pushed the boat out and welcomed a whole group of them. On Wednesday we were delighted to receive The Young Shakespeare Company and witness their mesmerising performance of Macbeth. The school hall was transformed into the wilds of the Scottish…

Santa’s Setbacks

Year 1 treated their parents to a fantastic performance of ‘Santa’s Setbacks’ on Tuesday of this week. The children acted brilliantly, sang beautifully, danced enthusiastically and projected their voices well in the School Hall. Everyone worked really hard to prepare for the play, learning their lines and practising their dance moves. All the hard work…

Year 2 Nativity

Year 2 performed ‘Babushka‘ this year, which is a story about a young girl called Babushka who had an ‘empty place in her heart’ until she found baby Jesus in the stable. The children were fabulous. They all knew their lines and acted them brilliantly! There was some great humour and the children brought their own characters…