The Big Lad as Scrooge in his school’s production of A Christmas Carol. He spent weeks rehearsing his lines, practising his delivery, and working out how Scrooge’s body language would work. It all paid off with a cracking performance at school this morning, although he had a few difficulties getting Scrooge’s fire to “light”. The tissue paper flames kept falling out of the fireplace but the Big Lad didn’t let it fluster him and got there in the end. He also spent a lot of time counting his money—a very Scrooge thing to do!