Children from After School Club at the West Swindon Family Centre wowed their families and a local author who came to see their performance of “Mr and Mrs Fox invite the Badgers for Lunch,” which was adapted from The Tales of Mrs and Mrs Bartholemew Fox by Colleen Laybourne-Smith.
At the After School Club which runs on Tuesdays, the children (aged 5-11 years) not only made and decorated the whole set and the props, but also honed their acting and singing talents ready for the big performance.
Colleen whose book was brought to life by the youngsters attended the performance and said, “It was wonderful and touching to see one of my stories come to life. The children, under the guidance of staff at the centre, especially Annie whose brain-child this event was, excelled in their roles and put on a truly magical performance”
Annie Morcumb, who organised the group, said “The children were just amazing and all performed brilliantly, I am so proud of them all.”
One of the performers, Adam, aged 7, said, “It was fun and I made lots of new friends.”
Mum, Carrie Parker, said, “All the children did a fantastic job with scenery, costumes and their performance with some really funny parts, They did us parents proud!”
The West Swindon Family Centre provides free services and support for families living in Freshbrook, Westlea and Toothill with children aged from birth to 5 years old and families living in West Swindon with children aged 5-11 years, which includes one to one support, group activities, parenting courses, family support and volunteering opportunities.
Based in Gainsborough Way, Freshbrook, the Family Centre also has a unique Welfare advice service, Advice Point, for families with 0-19 year olds where people can make an appointment on Wednesdays to access free welfare advice from our qualified Advice Point Team.
If you would like to find out more about the work the centre does please contact the centre on 01793 871303 or via email at email@example.com