End of an era for school’s ‘rising stars’ as Our Lady ‘Go for Gold’

Our Lady Go For Gold 2
Our Lady Go For Gold 2

IT’S the end of an era at Bulwell’s Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary School for Year 6 pupils who are moving on to new schools in September.

To mark their happy time at the popular school on Piccadilly, the talented youngsters left a legacy by staging an Olympics-inspired production entitled ‘Go for Gold’.

Directed by teacher Emma Braisby, the all singing, all dancing production delighted audiences during its three performances and brought special praise from head teacher Pauline Lynch, who described it as ‘a history lesson with a difference’.

Set in the home of the Swift family, ‘Go for Gold’ provides clever flashbacks to 557BC when the first Olympics took place and featured an array of colourful characters ranging from Greek gods and pretty handmaidens, to Spartans and historical figures.

Among those making their marks in leading roles in the Olympics-themed production were: Bethan Queally, Libby Rayns, Matthew Queally, Harry Oldroyd and Cian Webb as members of the Swift family. Chris Uveges as the Mighty Zeus and Megan Rudyj, Bonni Evans and Kian Golding, among others, also gave impressive performances.

A lively score including catchy songs such as ‘All the World is Waiting’ and ‘In the Name of Zeus’ enriched the production, which had its golden moments.

Colourful costumes, eye catching make-up and splendid individuality were added ingredients of a show which turned back the pages of time and brought out the best from a cast of rising stars.

OUR PHOTO shows members of the cast gearing up for their performances (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan)