After working hard for the Autumn Term and putting on some spectacular performances the children of Gillamoor School deserved a treat. What could be better than a Christmas panto visit to York? Maybe adding on a morning at York Chocolate Story!
The Chocolate Story offered loads of chocolate history going back thousands of years. Our guides led us through a series of informative rooms, one was straight out of Harry Potter with moving and talking pictures! Many of the rooms offered a tasty chocolate treat, although some of the children weren’t too keen on the Aztec cocoa water… A highlight of the tour was making their own chocolate snowman lolly, which may or may not have made it home? It was a great visit everyone learnt and ate a lot!
The juniors as a bonus treat had a quick walk up to see their Nativity scene in pride of place at York Theatre Royal (you may remember reading about it here?) Some of the staff commented how many complementary comments had been made about it from their thousands of visitors.
Cinderella at the Grand Opera House was from all the comments the children and adults made one of the best pantos the school has ever been to see. The sing alongs of familiar songs, comedy, very ugly sisters and wonderful cast made it an excellent end to a busy term. One of our young stars was even chosen to go up on stage to help in the “sing off” of Everything is Awesome! from the Lego Movie!