Africa rocks

PUBLISHED: 16:27 25 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:23 10 June 2010

FRIDAY, JULY 25: STUDENTS of Withycombe Primary School were delighted to be able to perform once again the morality musical written by a former parent. The children of the year five and six choir performed the popular Africa Rocks musical for the second time since its pre

STUDENTS of Withycombe Primary School were delighted to be able to perform once again the morality musical written by a former parent.The children of the year five and six choir performed the popular Africa Rocks musical for the second time since its premier three years ago.The musical which debuted at the school was written by Laurie Lewin, a dad at the school, and was brought back by popular demand to be this year's big end-of-term show at the Exmouth Community College.Gill Chalkley, music coordinator, said: "They have been rehearsing since Christmas but it was hard work and, until a few days before, it had not even been rehearsed at the Community College. The children loved it and we did a lot more dancing."The story is set in an African village suffering from a drought that sends two children to find help. No help is found after the children were continually turned away by French tourists and loggers but, when they return the people who wouldn't help turn up guiltily and offer them gifts.The 92 singers-turned-dancers said they chose the musical because of its moral ending and the need to conserve of the environment.

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