The 2011 Ilmington Junior School Christmas Production marked a half way point in the twelve month project. 'A Fifties Christmas' involved a cast of 64 children from Classes Three and Four who performed four shows over three days to packed houses at the Village Hall.
The audience was invited to step back in time as the actors transported them back to the era for a nostalgic glimpse of Christmas past- when life for children was a simpler existence than today. When the simple joys of the festive season were celebrated in traditional fashion, and the true meaning of Christmas was easier to grasp than in the materialistic world of today.
Work on the play began in September, with the project's professional team running a series of music, singing and dance session in school alongside talks about home life in the Fifties and what people wore sixty years' ago.
A shadow puppet show, Muffin the Mule, the Lone Ranger and Tonto all featured - along with Santa, the Hornby Dublo and the Eagle annual. A repertoire of classic Christmas songs from the period brought the play to life.