October 13, 2016
Pied Piper a Delight
|At the end of last term, the primary school brought to life the classic folk tale The Pied Piper of Hamlyn in musical form. The children played to a packed Vijayadev Yogendra Auditorium two nights running and performed beautifully.
The musical was extra-special for many reasons, not the least that every primary school student was involved, from the shyest Preppie to the most extroverted Year 6 student, and happily so.
While some teachers took a lead in direction, all the teachers were involved in helping the children practice and preparing them for the performance in a relaxed and fun way. It was a real team effort.
|“Michael [Funder] really has to be congratulated for this initiative, because of the advantage of writing original material for this age group. The script gave excellent opportunities for some students to be extended whilst it enabled others to have their “moment” tailored to their ability. The issues raised were readily comprehensible to the age group and appropriate to the values to which the school subscribes. It was also delightful to have a live orchestra playing original music, but we know only too well, all the effort, direction and organization that goes into making something like this a success.”|