Year 1 Trip to the Albany

Butterfly and Dragonfly at Albany Theatre

At the end of April, Year 1 Butterfly and Dragonfly classes were privileged to watch a contemporary dance adaptation of the classic fairytale, Hansel and Gretel. All pupils were incredibly excited to witness the production at the Albany Theatre in Deptford. Pupils were able to participate in the event as a result of the ‘A Theatre Trip for Every Child, Lewisham’ scheme and they provided a free theatre ticket for every 5-year old in the Borough of Lewisham. We were thrilled to see pupils enjoy themselves at the production, all of whom were a credit to St Matthew Academy with their impeccable behaviour. As a follow up, they have drawn pictures and had circle time discussions about stranger danger and who not to talk to.


“It was so good and so hilarious.  I learnt some good dance moves.” - Salem in Dragonfly class

“I liked the way they did the dancing and I learnt not to talk to strangers.”-  Theo in Dragonfly class