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Wizard of Oz production

This half term St. Sebastian's Community Centre in Kersal turned into a theatre to host a group of local school children pulling out all the stops with a fabulous performance of The Wizard of Oz.

The production came at the end of a week of activity which saw the children treading the boards and practicing for the big finale, under the close supervision of Footlights theatre group,

One local mum Debbie Young, whose 7 year old son Cody got involved commented; "He had an amazing experience with Footlights and is eager to continue.

"Cody has always wanted to do acting, singing and dancing but has never had the opportunity. The holiday school for local children in the community has given them the chance to join in and have a whole experience they may not have otherwise had.

"It has been fantastic, lets hope it can carry on for the children in our community!"

Salix Homes supported the holiday club, realising that drama can build the confidence of children and we are committed to St. Sebastian's having it's own Footlights school.

The staff at St Sebastian's are all very proud of the children and their performance and are looking forward to the Footlights school becoming a large part of life at St Sebastian's Centre.

Footlights will be opening at the centre on Thursday 29 November 2012 from 4.30 - 6.30pm for children aged 6 - 11 years.

If anyone would like a free trail or further information call Joanne Walkden on 07904 332 059 or 0161 772 0165 or visit

Children will have a wonderful 2 hours filled with drama, dance and singing. Through these disciplines, children not only have great fun but develop essential skills, gain confidence and make new friends. All these skills will help children in all aspects of everyday life.