October 21, 2011. The ever-popular Rudyard Kipling story of Mowgli’s escapades in The Jungle Book were brought to life recently at the presentation of this story at Durban North’s Atholton Primary School.
Boys and girls from Grade 000 to Grade 3 were all involved in one way or another in this production. Lead character roles were taken by some of the very talented Grade 3 pupils, while the youngest filled the roles of elephants and monkeys (and possibly stole the show).
See the picture gallery below. Pictures supplied by school.
This story of Mowgli’s conflict with Shere Khan was beautifully presented and brought to life by the wonderful, bright costumes (produced at school by a group of mothers under the leadership of Janet Brits) and the creative, colourful stage settings.
The music, ably directed by music teacher, Kevin Gordon, tied the different scenes together with songs like The Bare Necessities and That’s what friends are for, among others.
The dress rehearsal was performed before an audience of invited neighbouring pre-schools and residents of the local retirement homes in Umhlanga Rocks.
All in all, a wonderful production which played to a full house of parents and friends of Atholton on all three nights.