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Our Theatre Field Trip

  • 03 March 2016

This Wednesday we had a very exciting field trip to the Carousel Theatre for Young People in Granville Island. We met outside the theatre and, in spite of this big change from our usual preschool day, it was clear that everyone was looking forward to the adventure. It is so nice to see, at this point in the year, how strong the children's relationships are with one another and how being together helps them to approach new experiences with confidence and excitement.

We took our seats - front row no less! - in the theatre and then had to wait while many other school groups came in and found their places. For many of the children this was their first time seeing a live production and while we waited we had interesting conversations about what we could expect, why the stage looked the way it did, whether the actors would be able to hear us or not and what the sets were made of. Some of the children already knew the book "Go, Dog, Go!" and others didn't, so the children shared their knowledge with each other and speculated together. There was excitement, some nerves and a LOT of anticipation as we waited for the show to start.

And finally it did! The production was fantastic and every one of the children was entranced. It was an amazing experience sitting so close to the stage and getting to watch the talented actors and the musician sing, dance and play their way through the story. We will be curious to see how the children process and express what they have seen in their free play next week.

We were proud of every one of the children, who all conducted themselves beautifully throughout our field trip. They were wonderful ambassadors for Crown Preschool!

And a big thank you to those parents who joined us and helped chaperone. We hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did!