At Agastya Academy, the annual class plays for UKG, Grade 1, 2, and 3 are not just performances; they are pedagogical dramas designed to serve a profound educational purpose. In the Waldorf tradition, these plays play a crucial role in the students' development, enhancing their skills, fostering a sense of interdependence, and igniting creativity through the medium of drama. The meticulous preparation involves the children gradually immersing themselves in the 7-8 page script during their morning circle time over three weeks. Every child becomes familiar with each role, whether it's portraying a tree, a snake, or the king, making it a truly collaborative effort. This unique approach minimizes stage fear and last-minute tensions, allowing the children to flow seamlessly into their performances. Parents are invited separately for each class, witnessing plays that last 15-20 minutes, each tailored to the developmental stage of the specific grade. The thematic choices align with the emotional development of the children, such as the Grade 3 play centered around the concept of creation that resonates with their nine-year-old consciousness. At Agastya Academy, the teachers take pride in crafting the scripts, incorporating songs, and bringing these plays to life, creating memorable experiences for both students and parents.
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