Kellands pupils make Big Bang

High Energy Performance: Pupils at Kellands Primary are put through their paces by Scottish Opera
High Energy Performance: Pupils at Kellands Primary are put through their paces by Scottish Opera
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Pupils at an Inverurie Primary school were in good voice on Friday afternoon, as they put on an energy-filled performance designed to go with a bang.

The children from Kellands Primary School were joined by performers from Scottish Opera as they staged a production of ‘The Big Bang Show!’. The show gives a whistle-stop tour of the creation of the universe and explores the world of energy.

Currently being performed in schools across Scotland, the 30-minute opera explores issues around power and energy, looking at how the sun, wind and waves can help keep Scotland moving.

Pupils dressed in costumes to represent different types of energy - wind, water and sun, fossil fuels and nuclear power as they performed the songs in the show, which managed to cover the birth of the universe from nothingness to the principles of thermodynamics.

Each led by their own champions, the pupils debated which is best, until Mother Earth points out that unless humans begin to take real responsibility for their use of fossil and nuclear powers, the Earth will die. She urges them to learn the lessons of natural powers while there is still time.

Teacher Allyson Conacher told the Inverurie Herald that although the pupils had been preparing for the show by learning the songs, it was only on the day of the performance itself that they had learned the movements.

“We held a workshop about three weeks ago to help the children with their performance”, she said. “Although they’ve been learning the songs for a while, this morning, it’s just been like magic to see how they’ve learned the rest!”