PLACE Perform for Charter House

On a very hot and sunny afternoon, the children from PLACE excelled themselves in a war-time themed performance at Bedford Charter House.  The residents were given rousing renditions of, amongst others, ‘Daisy Daisy’ and We’ll Meet Again’, which had everyone singing and clapping along.  There were also singing performances from the little ones with songs about the zoo and driving a car, which had very energetic actions.


The violins entertained us, as did Mariah, with her modern-day song, beautifully sung.

The afternoon was rounded off with a short drama performance depicting the thoughts and feelings of an evacuee during the war.  This was done through a poem written by one of the children.  It was an excellent performance from everyone.  The ladies and gentlemen said it was their best performance EVER!

Following the performance one of the residents sent us this lovely poem.


By Mary  Dyke

To hear the children’s voices
And join them as they sing
To listen to their acting
What happy thoughts they bring

As they sing and act before us
And violins are played
They seem to give us all they’ve got
In a happy serenade

They take us back to wartime
When children had to go from
Their homes, and go to strangers
To find shelter from the bomb

We pray that today’s children
From this and every race
Will grow in peace, and never
War’s traumas have to face

So, many thanks to all of you
Who entertained us here
We all enjoyed your visit and hope
You’ll come back another year.


Finally, thanks to teachers Debs, Lucy  and Hazel – and to Emma for help with the organisation.