Lights! Camera! Action! And it unfolds, the dancers taking their places, choir trilling a note or two, actors ready to take the stage by storm and artists adding the finishing touches to the props. And cut! The primary block is brimming with excitement in anticipation for their school production – Just Can’t Wait To Be Me. A hilarious tale about a young girl who’s stuffed animals want to join her on her trip and will do whatever it takes.
With only 2 days till the big show hits the stage, each and every performer, crew member and teacher is preparing for a dazzling and unforgettable show, where each line is spoken with clarity, each song in tune, each hand movement coordinated with elegant grace and each painting an amalgam of colours. But under all the seriousness is both a feeling of pride and anxiety. And the kids have every right to feel this way. Months of practice have been put in, hidden talents discovered and new friends made. The entire journey has been magical. The kids have worked tirelessly, determination and passion being powerful motivators.
“One individual is not the most important thing in something so grand” says Miss Preet Aarons, our Primary School Head. Teamwork is the key to pulling off every show of this production. And this teamwork is one of the key lessons that the children have learnt during their time rehearsing. Hundreds of kids working as one unit however is not always easy. “It was really fun working together with new people, but a lot of the times co-ordination was hard”, commented 5th grade dancers Guhar and Vanshika. Upon being asked about other hardships, Kiara, an artist in the prop making team, told us about the difficulties they had with certain props, but also how in the end, their hard work and immense effort payed off.
No one wants to let the whole crew down, so every member is working tirelessly to get everything that needs to be done finished and ready to perfection for the big day. We for one, can’t wait to see the glorious spectacle that awaits us. Hopefully we’ll see you all there to appreciate the amazing work these kids have done. Let’s go Juniors! We know for sure it’ll be a hit.
By Prerna, Namrata and Anish, Grade 11AS