GIGGLESWICK School pupils made a film of their end of year show after coronavirus restrictions meant it was unable as usual to go ahead in the school’s Richard Whiteley Theatre.

Mystery at Magpie Manor, an Agatha Christie type mystery, performed by key stage two children, was filmed over two days and adapted to the small screen. It will shown to the whole school and parents and friends will be able to catch up, online.

Liobhan Boylan, head of music for the junior school, said: “The school has always put on a fantastic production every year, so it was disappointing we weren’t able to use the Richard Whitely Theatre.

“With everything that has happened over the past year, we really didn’t want them to miss out, so decided to film the production so they and their families can watch it anytime they want.”

Liobhan added: “It really wasn’t an easy thing to do. We had to adapt the play slightly to avoid group scenes, so there are a lot of headshots, we used Perspex screens and then some clever editing.

“The children really rose to the occasion, and we filmed the whole thing in the memorial library and a few scenes outside.”