Virtual pantomime comes to Roydon

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THE LAST minute lockdown did not stop Roydon Primary Academy from staging their annual Christmas pantomime. This Christmas the tradition continued with a twist because for the first time ever, the pantomime commenced virtually.

Enzo Vullo, reception class teacher, said: “In previous years, the children in my class have enjoyed live performances, however this year this was simply not possible because of the restrictions. The children loved this experience so much, we watched it again the next day.”

The Covid-19 pandemic may have caused uncertainty across the UK in the past year, however, it definitely hasn’t halted pupils at Roydon Primary Academy to gain new learning opportunities whilst having fun; despite restrictions.

“These restrictions, although challenging, have given us an opportunity to innovate and show that the education sector consistently goes above and beyond to ensure all the children in our care have the best possible educational experience, no matter the obstacles they face.” Enzo Vullo said.

During the pantomime, Santa Saves Christmas, children were also loaded with a generous amount of food and drinks by the Friends of Roydon School Parent Association, allowing them to forget about the current worldwide crisis and focus on just being kids. The virtual pantomime was such a success and will possibly begin to continue rolling out virtual pantomimes in the next years to come.

Photo: Children at Roydon Primary Academy watching the virtual pantomime

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Skye Stewart

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