Building work on the Holroyd Community Theatre near Oswestry paused temporarily for a primary school performance.

Pupils from Selattyn Primary School and Shocklach Oviatt C of E Primary School took to the old stage at Moreton Hall to perform scenes from Roald Dahl classics.

The performance was the culmination of six weeks of work and forms part of Moreton Hall’s Community Arts Programme, where primary schools from Shropshire and the Welsh borders attend performance classes.

Drama teacher, Michael Jenkins, said:

“The students are superb. It’s heart-warming to see all the children progress and in particular boys who were initially shy, blossom to take featured roles and sing with aplomb!”

The children transformed into Roald Dahl’s devilish witches and celebrated Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory, delivering a golden ticket of a show for the audience.

Selattyn Primary School headteacher, Claire Morgan added: “Working collaboratively with Moreton Hall is a fabulous opportunity for the children to be with different teachers who have such charisma and energy.

“Following on from Selattyn’s truly inclusive ethos,we saw that every child in the class has fully embraced the teaching and learning.

“The children have grown in confidence and self esteem while in such a challenging and fun environment.”