Aladdin play was genie-us!

St Joseph's pupils taking part in their Aladdin play
St Joseph's pupils taking part in their Aladdin play

St Joseph’s pupils swept the audience off their feet and onto a magic carpet ride with their end-of-term peformance of Aladdin.

Year five and six pupils from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School brought the classic tale of Arabian prince and princess Aladdin and Jasmine to life on an elaborately decorated stage in front of family and friends.

The stage was strung with printed rolls of material, and scattered with baskets, spices and exotic fruit to bring the sights and smells of an Arabian market town to the primary school hall, thanks to donations from local businesses. Shaw Trust, Petcare Thame, Oxfam and Waitrose are just some of the stores who the school said they would like to thank for making the production happen.

Staging co-ordinator Mrs Niedzielski said: “We really appreciate their support and I know the children enjoyed discovering all the colourful and bizarre props.”

The childrens’ performance more than lived up to their stunning surroundings, with school office manager Sue McGarry calling it a sterling success.

She added: “Everybody thoroughly enjoyed it, and it was an absolute pleasure for the children to perform.”