On Friday, April 12th, students of Greentree School performed in Trickster Theatre.
David Chantler, producer of Trickster Theatre explained to us how some ways the arts are exposed to the students
"It introduces the arts in this way, especially I relationship to curriculum and exploration of ideas. But, it's also a good opportunity to turn a theatre, have everyone get on the same path and run down it full speed and see what you can create as a community," Chantler continued saying that Trickster Theatre has been going on in Greentree School for about thirty years, but has been going on in the province for over forty years.
Another aspect of the theatre was that is got students out of their shell.
"We started at the beginning, then each classroom chose a topic, do the right thing, support and accept others, engage in life long learning. Once we picked those we looked at what some themes could be," explained Erin Campbell-Bentley. She continued explaining that once the theme was decided on, Trickster Artists would stop by the classroom, give the kids some suggestions and gave them a prop that their performance would revolve around.
"It's one of the most powerful things. One of the things we do as a school division, and many other school divisions do this, our focus is on powerful learning, and there are many components to powerful learning. This week encompassed every single one of those components," concluded Campbell-Bentley.