To kick off the holidays, my site mate Barbara and I organized a talent show with the help of a local counterpart. We had over 14 different acts , and it was a fun way to bring the community together. The students had a great time showing off their skills and creativity!
Although there’s no snow on the ground, stockings hung on the fireplace, or presents underneath the tree, Permet is still a festive place to spend the holidays. There are bright lights in the city center, and children are bundled up in Santa hats and puffy coats as they hurry to get out of the cold. The spirit of the season is in full swing!
To cap off the year, Barbara and I decided to organize a Holiday Talent Show for students from the two 9-year schools, and one of the local basketball coaches (whose children were performing) was at every rehearsal helping us to translate for the children, organize the performances, and prepare the students.
The talent show was a fun way for the students to express themselves and to bring the community together before the holidays!
After our Drama Camp in the summer, we initially wanted to try and put on a Christmas pageant, but a full blown dramatic performance would have required a lot more rehearsals that the students just didn’t have time for.
So we settled on a happy medium. A talent show would allow students to show off their skills, and they could practice individually or in groups in their own time. We held the performance in the cinema, and we held open rehearsals every day for a week leading up to the event so students could get a feel for the stage.
In the end, the participants performed for an audience of 100 community members, and the show featured over 14 acts, including singing, dancing, poetry recitations, and instrumental performances. It was a fun way for the students to express themselves creatively and to bring the community together before the holidays!
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