Pupils go back to life in the 80s

Pupils from Priory School in Portsmouth rehearse their new musical production Back To The 80s.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150174-3)
Pupils from Priory School in Portsmouth rehearse their new musical production Back To The 80s. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150174-3)
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STUDENTS travelled back three decades to put on a production for their school.

Youngsters at Priory School in Southsea got to relive the decade fashion forgot and dress up in 80s clothes, after having spent months rehearsing their production called Back To The 80s.

Pupils from Priory School in Portsmouth rehearse their new musical production Back To The 80's. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150174-3)

Pupils from Priory School in Portsmouth rehearse their new musical production Back To The 80's. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150174-3)

The show is a musical set in an American high school in the 1980s.

It features many of the hits from that decade.

The storyline follows hero Corey as he looks back at the best and worst days of his life at school.

He remembers his friendships, his struggles, his dreams, his search for identity and ultimately, his first love.

Pupils from Priory School in Portsmouth rehearse their new musical production Back To The 80's. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150174-3)

Pupils from Priory School in Portsmouth rehearse their new musical production Back To The 80's. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150174-3)

Sophie Venables is the assistant headteacher at the school.

She said: ‘It’s a neon trip down memory lane which features 1980s hits by Madonna, Michael Jackson, Katrina And The Waves and many others, all accompanied by a live band.

‘After the success of last year’s school production, called Daisy Pulls It Off, the drama department worked alongside the music department to produce a musical this year in order to offer the pupils an exciting and different experience.’

The show featured pupils from Year 7 to Year 10.

Priory School is a specialist sports school, which is in Fawcett Road.