Last week Carbon School had a cool program brought to their school that was funded by the Foundation for the Arts; Artists in Education Grant, along with their Paretns Advisory Council.
"We had two theatre residents come to our school Monday through Friday this week, from Evergreen Theatre and it's called the "Grow a Show" program," explained Marci Steen, Associate Principal of Carbon School.
The "Grow a Show" Program is a program that is geared towards scene building, scriptwriting, character creation, choreography, co-operative games, song writing, dramatic games, and improvisation. The students then get to perform a play of their own creation, showcasing what they had learned throughout the week.
"It's so cool to see the kids in that light. We don't have a strong drama program at this time, and to see some of the kids that you didn't maybe expect would shine, just came out of their shell and it was just wonderful," beamed Steen.
On the afternoon of February 15, the students got the chance to show off what they had learned throughout the week, to not only the whole school, but quite a few of the community members showed up to watch the play.
"Every kid from Kindergarten to Grade Nine participated in the show, not just behind the scenes but they were involved in the on-stage production," said Steen
Steen is so proud of all the students for participating, and was very pleased with the outcome of the program. She is hoping that they may get more students interested in a more permanent drama program, as they do not have one at this time.