Sixteen Marlston House girls were taken by Mrs Beckers to Downe House to spend a hugely enjoyable day of musical theatre with some 120 girls from local prep schools.
During an intense five-hour session the girls learnt the songs and the actions to perform a colourful abridged version of Beauty and the Beast. This was then performed before an admiring audience of parents and staff. 'It was great fun and I learnt a lot about drama and especially how we can use our bodies to create the impression of different objects such as household items, doors, libraries and gardens.'
But our greatest thanks must go to the Downe House staff whose energy and patience never flagged.