Wold Academy’s ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ graces the stage and Zoe Ball’s Radio 2 Show

Friday, March 15, 2019

Pupils at Wold Academy in Hull, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have turned their favourite book ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ into a performance for parents, pupils and staff at the school. One of the performers, Alice in Year 2, was invited to call into BBC Radio 2’s Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, to read her lines live on the radio.

To listen to Alice on BBC Radio 2, click here.

The ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ story is part of the school’s core knowledge curriculum, where children learn about Ancient Egyptians. The book is based on a fairytale that children at Wold Academy know and love. Year 2 started their performance with the early years class as their audience, which was followed by more performances to other year groups at the school and three performances for parents.

Alice, who played Rhodopis – the Egyptian Cinderella, was very excited to share her lines with Zoe Ball on her Breakfast Show section, ‘Show and Tell’. Alice told Zoe that her favourite thing about performing was ‘wearing glittery slippers’ and ‘being on the stage’. Alice’s mum also gave a big ‘thumbs up’ to her daughter and other children’s acting skills.

Liz Everingham, Assistant Principal at Wold Academy, said: “Our children really enjoyed putting their own play together but also learning at the same time. It is fantastic to see that we can support the core knowledge curriculum in such a creative way. We are also very proud of Alice to go on a Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show and share her experience.”