This Thursday (March 12), at 7pm, the Middle School students will perform their annual play. This is a common event in most middle schools. However, in most middle schools, the play packets are purchased through a company that sells pre-written scripts like Aladdin or Willy Wonka. At FWM, the Middle School students actually write their own play. They first develop a concept, then the plot, and then begin character development and lines. The entire process is collaborative and helps children learn to compromise, develop ideas, and intellectually work together a team. Once the script is developed, students then design and create the set and work on the choreography. FWM’s Middle School play is a student-centered, student-powered, and student-created experience. Though the final product (Thursday’s performance) is sure to please, it was the overall process that reaped the most benefits.
Please consider attending the play this Thursday evening with you family. Families can see firsthand the quality of the learning in our Middle School by experiencing the result of our students’ endeavors. The play is called Sugar Hills Heist. It is appropriate for all ages and runs about one hour.