Recently the students at the Academy Campus from Kindergarten Montessori to Grade 4 had the privilege of watching a live performance of the Paper Bag Princess, a much-loved story by Canadian children’s author Robert Munsch. This spellbinding production was brought to the school by the “To Be Determined Theatre Company.” This group that has been touring youth focused theatre in Ontario, for the last eight years.
The production embodies the message of Grit, Teamwork, Kindness and Patience. Some of these values are fast diminishing from today’s society, and this production surely delivered these valuable messages. For example, through the kidnapping of Prince Ronald, who Elizabeth and Emily really cared for they realize that putting aside their differences and working together was the only way to free Ronald from the dungeon. Through their journey they learned to be empathetic, kind and patient with each other.
Instilling these morals at a young age is one of many responsibilities that we as adults, parents and educators have in our fast-paced, ever-changing world. Finding interesting ways to inculcate these morals ensures that students will embrace these morals. This fascinating theatrical production of the Paper Bag Princess most certainly succeeded in bringing these moral values out loud and clear, leaving our students absolutely mesmerized! Plus we are now celebrating the Festival of the Arts, so learning values through performance is perfectly in line with what we are celebrating this week.
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