With the Christmas Holidays coming to an end, many young people
could be forgiven for feeling a bit down about returning to School.
But for over 175 Beavers and Leaders from Bath District the school
holidays ended on a high with a trip to see Cinderella at the
Theatre Royal, Bath.
Bath District booked out the entire Stalls area for the
performance on Sunday evening, which starred Dani Harmer as
Cinderella, Jon Monie as Buttons, and "Gavin and Stacey"'s Melanie
Walters as the Fairy Godmother. The Beavers cheered loudly when
they received a special shout out from Buttons during the
performance, while a Beaver Leader from Weston was even asked out
on a date by one of the Ugly Sisters (which, surprisingly, he
The trip was attended by groups from across Bath District, and
would not have been possible without around 40 Leaders and Parent
Helpers volunteering their time on the day. A small team of
volunteers worked hard in the weeks leading up to the pantomime to
handle bookings and ensure that everyone who wanted to go had a
Alison Fishlock, one of the event organisers, said "The
trip was part of our programme of district events for young people.
Each year the district sets aside resources to allow us to offer
these opportunities at a highly subsidised rate ensuring that they
are affordable for all the young people in our district. Although
the pantomime is now over, planning has already started for our
District St Georges Day event which will include a day out for all
of our members"
Alex, a Beaver from Bath, said "It was really funny. The
best bit was Buttons throwing sweets at us!"