A group of Year 5 students from Cayman Prep and High School took the stage at Dart Park in South Sound last week as part of their Greek Day assembly presentation.
Smiling families and friends huddled up in the picturesque setting of the park’s theatre to watch the performance.
The students performed several songs, dances and other renditions, including Ode to the Ancient Greeks and the Chorus of Frogs.
“Our children learned about a variety of aspects of Greek society and life during the unit, including city states, art and pottery, theatre, coins, war, the Olympics and gods and goddesses,” said Jennifer Goldman, a Year 5 teacher at Cayman Prep. “The assembly was meant to celebrate the arts with dance, music and theatre, including narration in the form of a chorus.”
The rehearsals were completed in school and the students practiced for about a month before the performance.
“The response from parents and teachers was overwhelmingly positive,” Ms Goldman added. “The students had a fabulous time and an assembly brings Ancient Greece alive for them; 2,000 years ago is difficult to imagine, so dressing in costumes makes it more ‘real’ for the students and much easier to understand.”