All students from Penrith Christian School in our Junior School had been busily warming up their vocals and treading the boards as they presented a Musical Variety Show. Our aim was to bring an array of musical items that have come from Musicals and famous bands that took the audience on a journey through the musical ages. There were songs from the 1920s to numbers that were at the top of the charts in the 1950s, to songs that have been performed by 21st Century artists.
As each student learnt about Musicals and were immersed in all things creative, one of the children asked what is a Variety Show and the answer that was given helped Junior School to understand this performance they were embarking upon. A Variety Show was likened to a box of chocolates with many different varieties inside, some flavoured, some crunchy, some oozing with caramel, some filled with zing.
Our Year 4 students did a marvellous job as official MCs informing the audience about the historical context of each musical item with interesting facts.