In September, we started planning a field trip to Sight and Sound Theatres in Lancaster, Pa., to see “The Miracle of Christmas.”
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I looked forward to watching my students respond to the production, to seeing their reactions to the talented singers, expressive actors, beautifully designed sets and live animals. I wanted the students to see the Christmas story portrayed on a grand scale. There’s nothing like an effective theatrical production to make a story come alive.
Of course, the students were looking forward to all of that. They were also looking forward to a day out of school.
As the day neared, the students talked about where we would stop for lunch. After traveling for two hours on a bus, there will be need for nourishment before the show.
The students also discussed the concession stand. Would there be an intermission? Would they be able to buy food then, too?
Such is life with teenagers. As long as they are fed well, any experience can be good.
This day was no exception. The show was fantastic, and, yes, there was food.
When we returned to school, I asked the students to respond to this question: “Which character did you relate to and why did you relate to that character?”
What they wrote warmed my heart, so I asked if I could share their insights with you.
Here are my students’ thoughts on ...