The Grade 6s have kicked off their year investigating the musical, Wicked. In Drama they are listening to and unpacking the lyrics of songs while in Design and Technology the practical element comes in. In pairs, they have to design and then create a hat that symbolises the themes they have drawn from the lyrics. The hats are made by fusing plastic bags together using an iron – a skill many had to get to grips with! So far the lessons have been abuzz with problem-solving and planning in between chatting to other pairs for ironing tips. We can’t wait to see the end results!
Wednesday 29 July 2015 saw the conclusion of a most beautiful experience. For the past few days, Annie was all we could think of. The pupils performed with such passion and charisma, thoroughly impressing all with their efforts.
The show was made all the more special by the inclusion of teachers in the cast. While we often talk about the children needing to be challenged, stretched and grown; that was certainly even truer for the adults! It will never cease to amaze me how children and adults alike will better their efforts and up their game when demanded to, we really all can do better than the very best we have in mind – something worth remembering!
Lines, lights, sound, costumes, make-up… what a thrill!
Thank you Mrs van Tonder for a treasure of a memory.