Amidst much excitement and anticipation, Inventure Academy’s Primary School Musical – Drama, “I Just Can’t Wait to be Me”, (Directed by Arati Punwani Sunawala and Tarantismo), premiered at 11:00 am on December 12th at the MLR Convention Centre in Whitefield, to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. The morning show was attended by school children, faculty, parents, grandparents, trustees and other esteemed guests. The evening show was at 5:00 pm, with every seat in the auditorium occupied.
The shows were extremely well-received, thanks to the engaging theme, beautiful costumes, melodious songs, wonderfully choreographed dances and masterful acting. The play is centered on Disney characters. Shrek, one of the characters, conveys the gist of the theme succinctly towards the end: “Well, well, well… I’m an Ogre! And trust me I know what it means to have people expect you to behave in a certain way. So much pressure to achieve! But you guys showed us something important! It’s important to be yourself. AND, at the same time it’s just as important to be the best that you can be!” This sentiment echoes succinctly the educational philosophy and core values of Inventure Academy. Arati Punwani Sunawala, Director of the play said, “The entire process and experience has been a journey of discovery and exploration both internally and externally. The Inventure Academy Primary Production has ensured that each child has had the space to blossom and bloom. Each voice heard, string strummed and steps danced were valued and celebrated!”
Preet Benjamin Aarons, Vice Principal Primary School said, “At Inventure Academy, the Production is first and foremost a learning experience – one that brings the entire Primary School together, one where all students, faculty and staff work together as a team to pull off a mammoth show while showcasing individual talents. Patience, discipline, support, team work and diligence combine to provide the ideal backdrop for children in their quest for excellence.” A beaming Principal, Mallika Sen stated, “I am absolutely awed by the level of involvement and dedication shown by each and every child and by the entire Primary Section. This play has provided deep learning opportunities that extend well beyond the confines of the classroom and textbooks.”
An ecstatic Nooraine Fazal, Managing Trustee of Inventure Academy, said “Inventure’s first Production had a blank canvas backdrop. In many ways, that canvas has now evolved to reflect the ideas, aspirations and dreams of our students, faculty and other stakeholders to be the best that we can be at whatever we do. Through the Production, Inventure nurtures and celebrates individuality and teamwork.”
Funds raised from Inventure Academy’s Primary School Production this year, amounting to Rs. 4.5 lakhs, was donated towards Enfold Proactive Health Trust to help educate 100,000 underprivileged students, and their caretakers about child safety through Enfold’s project called “Laksha Makkala Suraksha Project.” Managing Trustee, Nooraine Fazal and Principal Mallika Sen, handed over the cheque to Dr. Sangeeta Saksena of Enfold Proactive Health Trust. Inventure Academy’s unique curriculum which equips children with life skills is focused on the holistic development of children, with the expectation that each child will flourish in academic, athletic and other extra-curricular spheres. The resounding success of the musical-drama “I Just Can’t Wait to be Me”, is a testimony to the effective implementation of the vision, mission and Core Purpose of Inventure Academy, thus providing ample opportunities for children to freely showcase their talents and unique abilities, with a passion to strive for excellence in everything that they do.
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