Strand on the Green School Panto Success

Celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year


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Strand on the Green Schools in Chiswick last weekend battled the inclement weather conditions to stage the annual PTA run pantomime. This year was particularly special as it celebrated 40 years of the event! 40 years of homegrown talent within the school community bringing together parents, staff and teachers alike, to entertain and raise money for the school.'

Barry Bonkers and the Fairytale Revolution' was a story that cleverly brought together old and new characters and had the essential goodies v's baddies elements that all good pantomimes have! Written especially for the school by talented parent Scott Michell, it had the audience in stitches!

The Strand community got right behind the show with an unprecedented number of people showing their talents and giving their time for free - whether they had a starring role, painted the set, or operated the lights, all for a sell out run of 5 shows.

Director Melissa Sanchez, a parent at the school summed up the feeling amongst cast and crew saying "we all felt privileged to have contributed to the incredible legacy of the Strand Schools Panto, which for 40 years consistently has community and collaboration at the heart of it".

Similar sentiments were felt by the Junior School Head Ruth Woods who appeared on stage this year and who said “The Strand Panto has been a much loved fixture of our calendar for the last 40 years; it’s longevity epitomises the spirit and commitment of our community to the schools. We are lucky to have such a talented group of parents, friends and staff who each year give up their time to entertain us in the dark, cold days of February; bringing joy and laughter to all. Here’s to the next 40 years!”.

We couldn't have put it better ourselves - well done Strand on the Green and here's to the next 40 years!


March 9, 2018

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