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nbua-27-12-12-joseph1 - Scenes from St Thomas More School, Buxton's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Photo contributed.
nbua-27-12-12-joseph1 - Scenes from St Thomas More School, Buxton's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Photo contributed.
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THE company behind the re-development work being carried out at Buxton’s Crescent have given a boost to a local school’s end of year production.

VINCI Construction UK and Birchall Mechanical and Electrical Building Services donated £1,000 to St Thomas More School in Buxton towards their production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

nbua-27-12-12-joseph3 - Scenes from St Thomas More School, Buxton's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Photo contributed.

nbua-27-12-12-joseph3 - Scenes from St Thomas More School, Buxton's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Photo contributed.

The money was used towards the purchase of an electric drum kit, electric piano and costumes as well as supporting an overseas school music trip to Barcelona next year.

Cary Hadfield, Project Manager, VINCI Construction UK, Building Division – North, said: “We have a proud record of supporting the activities for young people across the communities we work within. The enthusiasm within the local Buxton community for the production and the opportunities for the pupils to get involved across a wide range of disciplines was immediately evident.”

The production was staged on December 11, 12 and 13 with pupils Zoe Salmon, Jennifer Barnes, Frankie Martin, Matt Salmon, Oliver Riley and Ewan Kilpatrick among those in the lead roles. Head of music Mrs Gray, head of drama Mrs Holder and dance teacher and choreographer Mrs Fisher helped produce the musical extravaganza.

VINCI Construction UK is currently working with Birchall Mechanical and Electrical Building Services on the first phase of work to transform the historic Grade 1 listed Crescent into a five-star natural spa hotel on behalf of the Buxton Crescent Hotel and Thermal Spa Company.