Spotlight on Self Expression
Lower school theatre workshops get rave reviews from students in kindergarten through grade 5. When they get up on their feet and dive into dialogue and performance, students gain valuable new skills.
“Lower school theatre enhances all the lessons they learn in their classroom and gives students a strong sense of self,” Director of Theatre Bob Kohler said. “It teaches problem solving, it teaches students to work together and to support each other. It gives them freedom to play.”
During grade level workshops, students work as an ensemble —they rehearse scenes together, run dialogue and practice choreography. Studies show this kind of active learning improves kinesthetic, language, memory and problem-solving skills. Theatre is now a regular part of the lower school curriculum. Nearly 50 students in grades 3-5 perform in the annual lower school musical.