The most valuable lesson students can learn at school is how to be an active participant in society. Becoming an educated person occurs when an individual understands his or her part in their own play and the supporting roles they play in other people’s lives. They learn that everyone’s life is filled with comedic and tragic scenes along with meaningful and meaningless lines.
Currently we live in harsh economic times and it seems the times require more of us. We need to dig down deep into our non-economic resources: our character, intelligence and communication skills. Our post-modern society revolves around communication and our students will have to master varied and sophisticated forms of communication if they want to be successful in this innovative age. One of the best training grounds for communicating with excellence in this new world is on what William Shakespeare called the world: the stage.
A stage is a great classroom for students to act out roles and become empathic to different characters. They learn the motivations behind their words and actions. This higher level thinking is invaluable and part of a first class education.
The leaders of tomorrow will need this communicative resource as they plot a course through the rest of their school career and into their chosen profession. When they step onto the large stage that is the real world, they will know that they cannot do it by themselves. Any complete life as in any polished theatre production includes parents, grandparents, guardians, teachers, principals, community supporters, students, directors, props, costumes, and of course a little music.
Thank you for supporting the arts at Hobbs Municipal Schools.
If you have any questions about the Elementary Fine Arts Program you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in the arts.
Elementary Fine Arts Coordinator
Hobbs Municipal Schools