YSGOL Pen y Garth is celebrating after its key stage two pupils performed three sell-out performances of its musical, ‘Annie’.

After months of preparation, the musical was performed on 19-20 June in neighbouring comprehensive school, Ysgol Bro Morgannwg in Barry, to enable over 500 people to enjoy the school’s Welsh language version of the popular film.

Pupils from year six shone in the well known roles of Annie, Miss Hannigan and Oliver Warbucks. 

Inclusivity was also an important element of the show, which is why 150 of the school’s pupils aged between seven and 11 years old were given the opportunity to either star on the stage, play in the band or be part of the show’s backstage crew.

The show included heart-felt performances of iconic songs such as ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘It’s a hard knock life’, with the children receiving standing ovations each night.

The musical was also a full team effort by the school’s staff, with colleagues working front of house and back stage to ensure the slick performances.

Ysgol Pen y Garth’s headteacher, Becca Pugh was proud of the school's efforts.

“We really wanted to stage a musical this year as a celebration of our talented pupils, but also as a gift to the school’s community to say thank you for everyone’s continued support.

"The feedback we’ve had about the show has been phenomenal, we’re incredibly proud of the school’s achievement.”