Linkers in Mr. Peck’s drama elective class performed for young children at a couple local elementary schools recently. Their production of “Cawdella’s Adventure,” is the story of a crow who decides to leave home- Newark – to find a better place. Along the way she meets other animals who provide a glimpse their lives and some life lessons. (No spoilers here!!!) The play utilizes life-sized (and then some!!!) puppets that the students manipulated while singing and dancing – and engaging their audiences in the action.
Students worked on the play for two quarters…about 16 weeks…learning the play and songs, taping their lines (useful when school sound systems don’t work!!), and making props. Parts of the play were performed before the LCCS Board of Trustees and students’ parents, and then for the student body. Finally they were ready to take it on the road! They entertained some very excited young children at Rossville and University Heights Charter Schools in Newark.
After their “road trip,” Mr. Peck, along with some very generous donors to Link Education Partners, treated the performers to a trip to Manhattan to see a performance of The Lion King and have dinner at Carmine’s.
We are proud of our terrifically talented students, and grateful for Mr. Peck for bringing out the best in our Linkers!