On Saturday 12th July 2014 twenty-two boys from Market Drayton Junior School joined sixty-three other boys to take part in an exhilarating live dance performance at the Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury. The boys had all volunteered to participate in a boy’s only project called No Man’s Land. Choreographed by professional dance artist, Mark Anderson, the dance was created to commemorate the 100 years since the start of the First World War. It was designed to honour and remember the lives of those who served in and were affected by the War.
After training with Mark for several weeks the boys spent the Saturday afternoon rehearsing with the other boys for the performance that night. The finale of the day was watched by 300 proud parents and spectators as the boys showed off their amazing energy and talents. The dancers, to a very moving sound track, performed a moving and evocative dance to represent the ‘fallen’.
Congratulations must go to all the boys who performed – they should feel very proud of their efforts and talents. The school would like to say a big thank you to them all for their hard work. In addition, we would like to say thank you to Mrs Taylor, for organising the boy’s participation in the event. As well as Mrs Hughes and Mrs Saunders for joining her on the Saturday to supervise the boy’s during their very exciting day. Finally, thank you to all the parents who supported the event - I am sure you had a fantastic experience watching the boy’s too.