On Saturday, March 9th at 2:00 pm, come to the school to see our amazing 5th grade players!
Audiences continue to be amazed year after year that 5th graders can perform Shakespeare so well. The plays are shortened, but the language remains the same. Our students take this challenge in stride, reeling off lengthy lines of prose with expression and emphasis, obviously understanding, not just reciting, their lines. 5th grade teachers Mrs. Cherry and Ms. Hobbs make sure their students understand the storyline, using it to help students consider the virtue (or lack of) in the characters. So the performance is not just drama for drama’s sake. It is a teaching tool as well. While studying the play’s characters helps develop their understanding of virtue, working together as a class to produce something beautiful is another benefit that produces life skills and class unity.
Saturday will be a great opportunity to see this in action (no cost, but donations are accepted). Come and see!
O, had I but followed the arts! – Sir Andrew