It has always been an ambition of Principal Ingrid Logan that her talented pupils at Lisbellaw Primary School would put on a show to demonstrate their musical and performance abilities.

Her ambition for the children bore fruit recently, with a sold-out Spring Show at Ardhowen Theatre that prompted a standing ovation at the end.

There were many highlights on the evening. There was a duet of “Down by the Salley Gardens” by Ingrid Logan and year 7 pupil, Belle Wysner, who was also acting as Dorothy, from the Wizard of Oz, in the second half of the concert.

The accompaniment by Mrs Gillian Rutherford was outstanding in this song, as was her accompaniment of Years 1 and 2 with their Noah story as did the Years 3 and 4 with their jungle theme.

The brass ensemble was very tuneful, as was the school choir singing “Do Re Mi /Three little Pigs/Care for Your World/Body song” and the Silver Tones singing two contrasting pieces.

Mrs Lynda Lindsay and daughter Alice, joined the choir to sing a lovely medley starting with “This Little Light of Mine”, and finishing with “He’s got the Whole World in his hands.”

Sam Lindsay gave an excellent performance of Frank Sinatra’s “That’s Life”.

Two winning verse speakers at the Feis recited their poems. Ellie Mc Keown recited “True confession” and Angelica McFarland recited “Sister”.

Mrs Logan and Mrs Foy came on in army uniforms to lead the whole theatre in singing some war time songs, accompanied by The Silver Tones.

Light, sound and even smoke added to the already exciting drama and singing from four different musicals :“The Lion King”, “Wicked”, “The Wizard of Oz” and “The Little Mermaid”.

After the finale, Mrs. Logan was presented with a bouquet. She said: “I don’t see it as hard work as choir is after school for me and the children get so much from something like this concert, the benefits are immeasurable.”