October 26, 2017

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Yesterday, in two performances, our fifth grade class shined in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

It has been a pleasure for me to direct our extremely talented fifth grade class in this production.

With several rehearsals a week over many weeks, it’s a fabulous time for me to connect with this class.  I have enjoyed their creativity and sense of humour.  We are laughing a lot, and learning that sometimes the best moments in theatre come from gaffes.

Kids involvement in theatre improves their communication skills, gives them an opportunity to express themselves, helps develop the ability to think critically, prompts them to cooperate with others in achieving a huge joint goal, and fosters peer acceptance and self-worth.

The theatre provides a wonderful opportunity to teach the importance of hard work, perseverance through difficulty, a sense of accomplishment, and of course provides plenty of opportunities to laugh.

Through theatre, all children are equal and free to explore. There are no wrong answers to fear and no competition to fall short of - only the chance to try on being someone else and, by doing so, to discover a little more of themselves.

Please enjoy these photos, taken by Meg Hansen, our Director of Marketing and Communications, of the Wonderful cast!



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