Singleton Public School's panto ready to impress the audiences

READY TO ACT: The year 6 students from Singleton Public School prepare for their appearance in Jack in the Beanstalk pantomime later this month.

READY TO ACT: The year 6 students from Singleton Public School prepare for their appearance in Jack in the Beanstalk pantomime later this month.

Its a rite of passage for the Year 6 students  at Singleton Public – their participation in the annual Pantomime.

An event that is watched by an audience of more than 1200 over a number of shows. But according to the show’s director teacher Di Merrick this year’s Jack in the Beanstalk is likely to be their last.

“Our Year six students saw the panto in kinder and are now presenting our last show,” she said.

With rehearsing lasting four months its a big production for all involved and Mrs Merrick thinks its time for her to retire from the being the show’s director.

“Our students do everything for the production including the music, lighting as well as the acting,” she said.

The panto is already a sell-out with three local pre-schools and students from Singleton High School, Ellalong, Greta, Mount Pleasant and Singleton Height Public schools all attending a performance.

This year’s Jack said getting on stage in character meant you had to believe in yourself.