AUDIENCE members were taken to the mystical land of Mambica for this year's Biggar Primary School play.

The Peace Child centres on two opposing tribes who seem unwilling to put an end to their enmity.

The Sattongi tribe live life at a fast pace and enjoy hunting and exercise. And on the other side of the river live the Wanakiki tribe.

They live life at a much slower pace, believing relaxation and poetry are the most important things in life. Only the gift of a new-born child can bring peace between the two rival factions.

The play was performed by Primary 4 to 7 pupils with 126 children from the school taking part in the production over three nights this week.

Head teacher Heather Graham said: “Rehearsals have been ongoing since the students came back to school after the Christmas break. They have devoted a lot of time and effort to this and the response from pupils and audience members alike was very positive.

“We normally we do an annual production, but last year we did more of a leaving ceremony, as we moved from our old location into our new building. It was good to see the annual production return and the pupils can be very proud of their efforts.”

Principal teacher Carol McLelland coordinated this year's show, with help from other members of staff.