After many, many weeks of hard work our grade 5/6 production is finally over!
Last week the students performed in three fantastic shows, and the feedback from the audience has been absolutely outstanding. I was so impressed that each and every member of our class got up on stage and performed every night, and were so confident when doing so. I was so proud to see the smiles on everyone’s faces and the enjoyment they got from performing. Check out some of the photos in this video.
It is important to note that the production was written and run by the students. It was the students who researched the history as a basis for the acts. It was the students who wrote the scripts. It was the students who rehearsed. It was the students who operated the sound and lighting equipment. The production provided so many authentic and valuable learning opportunities for the students and they have all taken a lot away from the experience.
Below is a copy of a matrix we filled in as a class, highlighting just some of the learning that occurred while putting together the production. You would have to agree that this is a lot of learning all rolled in to one experience.