South Peace News
High Prairie Elementary School students in grades 1 and 3 presented a musical play Twinkle and Shine for its Christmas concert Dec. 19.
Students delighted the audience of parents, family and friends in the 30-minute musical presentation.
Music teacher Andrea Pollock co-ordinated the production.
“I chose the musical, Twinkle and Shine, by John Jacobson for our grade 1 and grade 3 classes because of the catchy music and the fun, short speaking roles that allowed every student to be involved,” says Pollock.
“This year’s play had a little more music for music directors Kathy Cox (Grade 1) and Crystal Hopps (Grade 3) to work with our students.”
Students were in the Grade 1 classes of teacher Matt Steenson and Cox and Grade 3 teachers Penny Johansson, Charlene Porisky and Chris Langlois.
“It’s so exciting every year to see the pride and excitement in our students as they prepare and perform for their families,” Pollock says.
“Preparing a musical with two grade levels and four classes requires a lot of collaboration with staff and careful scheduling.”
Students started learning the play in November and coming together for mass rehearsals in December.
“Preparing a musical with two grade levels and four classes requires a lot of collaboration with staff and careful scheduling,” Pollock says.
“We are so lucky at HPE to have amazing teaching and support staff, as well as an extremely supportive principal, Mitch Hammond and vice-principal, Kim Corless who go above and beyond every year to create beautiful sets and costumes,” Pollock says.