Today our school enjoyed an amazing production by Alberta Opera. It was a funny and entertaining version of Sleeping Beauty. I am always amazed at these performances how the children just sit and are totally absorbed in the story. I didn't see a teacher, even once, have to get up, tap a kid on the shoulder, and remind them to behave. I loved what the kids said they learned:
At the end of the play the actors sang a song. Our brilliant music teacher had taught the whole school the song and so they just automatically started singing with the actors. It warmed my heart! The words are beautiful:
One word can spark a moment, one song can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest, one flower can herald spring.
One vote can change a nation, one sunbeam lights a room.
One candle wipes out darkness, one laugh can conquer gloom.
One voice can speak with wisdom, one heart can know what’s true.
One life can make a difference. Change begins with you.