Today, we were very lucky as Persephone Theatre visited Central Butte School and performed two wonderful plays for our school!
The Kindergartens to Grade Eights were treated to a play entitled “Danny, King of the Basement”, a tale about Danny, an imaginative and homeless boy in Toronto who moves from home to home with his mother. During the play, Danny teaches his new friends Angelo and Penelope all about acceptance and friendship building. We learned about such issues as the many types of stress families can have, literacy, and self-esteem.
The Grade Sevens to Twelves watched “Under Cover”, a play dealing with the issues of identity and tolerance. Ella, an average Canadian student, makes a choice to wear the hijab during her senior year of high school as a part of her identity as a Muslim. The play examined how that decision affects her relationships with her friends, how others view her, and how she views herself. This performance allowed us to think about how multiculturalism, discrimination, and accepting differences that exist between us affect us as Canadians.