Panto from The Past

The St Francis community enjoyed a festive treat this week with a Panto from the Past based on the school’s 75 year history, and performed by pupils in Years 3 to 8. The panto also featured guest performances from St Francis staff, including Headmaster David Sibson as pantomime Dame!

Panto from the Past was written by St Francis Head of Drama, Emma Gregson Burt in celebration of our 75th anniversary. St Francis was founded in Pewsey in September 1941 with just four pupils, by Miss Phyllis Burden. The plot centred around a time travel machine in which children visited decades in the school’s history and key local events, such as King George & Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Marlborough in 1948.  Festive songs from each decade provided a musical backdrop, White Christmas was released in 1942 and this was the panto’s opening number.

Headmaster David Sibson said “Panto From The Past was enormous fun and a wonderful way for the St Francis community to celebrate both Christmas and the school’s 75th anniversary year”.

We continue to celebrate our  75th anniversary year with more performances, events and installations throughout the current academic year.