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Play puts over the bullying message

PUBLISHED: 14:23 16 July 2008 | UPDATED: 10:24 07 July 2010

Children are saying farewell to their primary school by leaving an important message to fellow pupils and parents.

Children at Fakenham Junior School on Queen's Road who are leaving at the end of term to go to the high school in September have been involved with a production called Bully!

About 45 of the pupils are in the show, with the rest helping with related tasks like scenery construction.

Children are saying farewell to their primary school by leaving an important message to fellow pupils and parents.

Children at Fakenham Junior School on Queen's Road who are leaving at the end of term to go to the high school in September have been involved with a production called Bully!

About 45 of the pupils are in the show, with the rest helping with related tasks like scenery construction.

The theme of the production, which was presented to parents on Wednesday, is one of which the children are well aware.

The main character of Kim, played by Kyrea Spooner, is the leader of a girl gang until her brother, played by Zachary Green, becomes entangled in the problems of one of their victims.

The message that the production, from a script by Jo Sands and Ruth Kenward, puts across to the audience is that bullies are often victims themselves but, with support, their behaviour can be changed.

The children have only been rehearsing the show for three weeks but Jacqui Lound, one of three teachers directing and supporting the young cast, said their talent had shone through. She was assisted by Carly Tenent and Claire Sparrow.

“The children have been really fired up about this production and really enjoyed taking part in it,” she said.

Money raised through programme sales and refreshments will be donated to the Rebecca's Wishes charity.

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