Last week, students from Zachary Early Learning Center, Rollins Place Elementary and Northwestern Elementary excitedly boarded buses and were taken to Zachary High School to watch the drama department’s performance of Cinderella. Many of these students have never been on a field trip of any sort, so the day was especially exciting and special. The elementary students dressed up, many like princesses and princes themselves, and some teachers wore tiaras. The students were treated to the performance and then a “meet and greet” with the characters post-show in the ZHS Visual and Performing Arts building. The students were wowed by the performance, but also by the sets that ZHS art students helped to create.
ZELC Assistant Principal, Laurie Condon, summed up the experience perfectly. “This special day tugged at all the heart strings. Our Ponies got to go see the magical production that the ZHS drama department presented! Cinderella was outstanding, but what made it even more meaningful was that the ZHS art students created the set. And students were running the lights. And students were doing hair and makeup! Students were even the ones that edited the original play to shorten it for our little learners. The STUDENTS did so much, and it was extraordinary to see the talent that we have in this beautiful community. What made this day even more special was that it was the first time in two years we have been able to go on any field trips. Field trips are so much more than the program or museum. It’s riding the bus and sitting next to friends and walking into “the big school” for the first time ever. It’s learning when to clap and being patient and sitting at the edge of your seat because you never want it to end. Thank you, Zachary Community Schools for making our Ponies lives just a little richer today!”
The district is excited that students had this opportunity to return to “normal” activities and look forward to them experiencing many more!