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Students at St John Bosco Arts College deliver show-stopping production of Sister Act

Over 60 pupils from St John Bosco Arts College in Liverpool put on multiple show-stopping performances of Sister Act.

Pupils, from Years 7 to 11, got involved in the school’s production. The feel-good musical tells the story of a woman who has no choice but to take refuge in a convent, which ultimately results in her leading its choir and helping the group gain popularity, whilst also uplifting the sisters who are part of it.

The talented performers acted, sang, and danced their way around the Bosco stage to over 400 parents, carers, and members of the local community across two evening shows. The cast also delivered a special matinee performance to 300 primary school students.

From the moment the curtain went up, the students had the audience captivated. Applause and laughter echoed through the room, with cast members even encouraged to come back to the stage to take a final bow.

Performing arts is a popular subject at St John Bosco Arts College, and students are encouraged to develop their talents for the arts through choir, band and dance as part of the many extra-curricular lunchtime and after-school clubs.

Pupils have picked up many performance skills, and this was evident throughout the Sister Act production, where each performance received a standing ovation and a huge round of applause.

The production was directed by Craig Gaffney, a performing arts teaching assistant at the school and Anna Shawcroft, who is a drama teacher. Music teacher, Christine Finnigan, was musical director.

Mr Craig Gaffney said: “Once again, our pupils put on a highly impressive performance. Their ability to come together and embody every character in a way that brings the story of Sister Act to life is amazing, and to see the members of our audience smiling, laughing, and completely compelled was fantastic.

“The dedication shown by each and every performer, right from the auditions and up to the shows themselves has been phenomenal. I am incredibly proud of what they have achieved, and we are already looking forward to the next musical.”

Headteacher of St John Bosco, Mr Darren Gidman, commented: “A huge well done to everyone who got involved in our recent Sister Act production. Our pupils never fail to amaze me, and it is always a pleasure to see them showcasing their many talents on the big stage in front of large audiences. They were very entertaining!”

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