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freckletwin Wed 22-Jun-16 19:36:25

Eldest Dd in yr 6. Last weekend she spent hours practising a song for her audition on Monday for a lead role in the yr6 play. The auditions ran over so she was told to come back today at lunchtime to audition. She came out of school and burst into tears before we left the playground as they announced the lead roles this morning. I spoke to the yr6 teacher who said she hadn't been involved in the auditions, but said auditions hadn't finished as music teacher was still deciding on people for solo songs.
Dd is gutted as she wanted a role in the play rather than a solo song. How do I bring this up with teachers without sounding like a diva pushy mum? Surely roles shouldn't have been announced before the auditions had finished?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 22-Jun-16 20:14:51

Yes that is quite shitty of the teacher
Especially when your dd had put in all that effort and practice. However Its good lesson to learn that no one ever promised us that life was fair. The teacher would have had the leading role children picked out even before the auditions. usually the children of brown Nosers-.
It's the same in every school. It's not worth getting het up over it.

freckletwin Wed 22-Jun-16 21:37:04

Thanks forfor the reply lighthouse- that is exactly what Dp said about them knowing who they wanted sad

Pandsbear Wed 22-Jun-16 22:13:20

Sorry for your DD op. I agree, teachers tend to already know who will get X, Y, Z parts and the children also know who will be picked ( well they do in our school!)
I am hoping it will be better in yr 7 and a new secondary school and new teachers.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 22-Jun-16 22:45:12

It's like that in every school across the world. The same ones up shining all the time, or rather being given the opportunity to shine.
Yes teachers are human and they have their favourite, but. They shouldn't let it show.

Izzy82 Wed 22-Jun-16 23:16:53

Sometimes, teachers pick the children who will be the best in the play! They know this from having taught them for a whole year and know who will be good in front of an audience.
If a child didn't get a part, it could be because they wouldn't be very good. Maybe they won't even speak I front of a class, let alone an audience.
Op, I think what they did to your daughter is very unfair but I see the thread quickly deteriorated into teacher bashing thread

toffee1000 Thu 23-Jun-16 01:16:33

Oh, it was ALWAYS the same people who got the big parts in school productions at my primary school. Usually the same children who were on the school council, or were house captains, etc. Mum has told me about her frustrations with it plenty of times. Usually they were really self confident etc. I wasn't exactly shy in primary school, though- I got picked to do readings in things like Mother's Day assemblies and school eucharists (C of E primary school) often enough.

ShanghaiDiva Thu 23-Jun-16 01:23:11

I think it's fair to bring it up with school that parts should not be announced until auditions have finished. It is understandable that your dd is upset.
Teachers and parents have a pretty good idea who will get a leading role before the auditions take place, but announcing the roles beforehand is inexcusable.

Beeziekn33ze Thu 23-Jun-16 01:58:11

Have a word with the teacher who was holding the auditions, several children must have been disappointed not to get a chance to show what they could do. Was it the music teacher?

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