Custard’s a treat!

MUSICAL FUN: Colonel Custard with pupils, from left, Chloe Benn, Samuel Atkinson, Abbie Schofield and Joshua Pitchforth.
MUSICAL FUN: Colonel Custard with pupils, from left, Chloe Benn, Samuel Atkinson, Abbie Schofield and Joshua Pitchforth.

PUPPETS, songs and jokes were the order of the day for primary school pupils.

Children at Norristhorpe Junior and Infant School enjoyed a visit from Colonel Custard, who brought along his puppets to put on a show with a difference.

For the colonel first talks through his show with his audiences to explain to them how puppetry works.

The colonel, also known as Roy Atkinson, said: “I tell them about everything to do with the show, which is quite unusual.

“I make everything myself so I tell them how I made all the props and how they all work.

“I demonstrate to the children all the workings of what I have to do to put the show together.

“I also pick children out of the audience and they come up and have a go at working the puppets. They can win prizes too.”

Assistant headteacher Caroline Hoyle said the show was part of a project pupils were doing about the seaside.

“They had a great time,” she added.