November 3, 2016

Coats of Many Colors

In the musical hit, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, the narrator and chorus sing that the lead character “loves his coat of many colors”, and proceed to list twenty-eight different colors that can be found in the renowned garment: “It was red and yellow and green and brown and scarlet and black and ochre and peach and ruby….” and more…

At Friends’ School in the past week, it seemed that everywhere I looked I was seeing coats of many colors.  In the fifth grade production of Beauty and the Beast, there was the Beast’s (and the Prince’s) purple coat, the beige coats of the farmers, and the red coats of the castle stewards.  At our ridiculously fun elementary and middle school Halloween parade at the start of the week, I saw red and white on our teachers’ and staff’s Waldo outfits, black coats on witches and dementors, animals of every stripe, and a red coat on a member of the British Royal Guard.  In our middle school on Wednesday, students were presented with their very own white lab coats as they embarked on their first sixth grade science lab, studying comets.

Please enjoy these photos of the coats of many colors.  Many were taken by Director of Marketing and Communications Meg Hansen; a few were taken by parents.  Thank you to everyone who documents the fabulous events that happen at Friends’ School every week. If you would like to see more photos just like this, links to more complete albums can be found at the bottom of this column.

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