Published: 03/01/2018 07:00 - Updated: 28/12/2017 16:42

'Snowbiz' Ross kids are panto star turn


Ardross pupils were centre stage for their art skills.

CRAFTY kids from an Easter Ross school found themselves getting up close and personal with stars of the biggest festive show in town after proving they’re no snowflakes!

Pupils at Ardross Primary were already thrilled at the prospect of a school trip out to the pantomime, Snow White, at Eden Court in Inverness.

That pre-Christmas cracker got even better when the P1-3 class found themselves invited on stage to join stars of the show Lucy Hutchison, who plays Snow White and Prince Charming David Rankine (far right) for a special presentation.

Pupils had taken up the challenge of crafting handmade snowflakes to adorn Eden Court’s foyer and their effort was adjudged to be tops, winning the primary a sack of craft goodies courtesy of show sponsor, Cairngorm Group.

Class teacher Catherine Allison, who took delivery of the prize from the firm’s director, Chris Dowling, said: "The children really enjoyed making the snowflakes. It was a fun activity they could all get involved in and it made them even more excited about coming to see the show. The sack of craft goodies is wonderful and will definitely be put to good use at school."

Mr Dowling said: "It is great to see the children enjoying the show so much, especially as for many of them this might be their first trip to the theatre."

Alison Logsdail from Eden Court said: "Snow White has been hugely popular this year and the snowflakes have helped make Eden Court look very festive for the pantomime. Thank you to Cairngorm and all the schools who took part and well done to Ardross Primary."

Eden Court is the largest multi-arts venue in Scotland, housing two theatres, two cinemas, two dance studios and conference and meeting spaces. It presents around 450 live performances and 2000 film screenings every year as well as almost 60 classes a week. This activity attracts an audience of over 300,000 people every year.

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