On Thursday evening of last week friends, parents, siblings, and grandparents gathered to enjoy the engaging and diversified programme that the English Class pupils and their teachers had put together.
The spectacle started with the song, School Rules.
The kindergarten class sang If You are Wearing Red with relish.
The first grade class shared the Ultimate 50 + 1 Bucket List that they had compiled and then topped off their performance with a rousing rendition of Doubles.
All the variety, joy and energy of the second grade class was packed into the dance their teacher, Ms. Leena, choreographed for them to share.
The English Class third graders had fun working out to the Smurfs’ Summer Starts.
With practiced precision the English Class fourth graders performed a body percussion piece for the audience.
English Class fifth graders did a great job with the classic, If I Were Not Upon This Stage.
The English Class sixth graders rewrote a piece called The Glass Cupboard by the well known Welsh screenwriter, Terry Jones. They performed this timely dramatization quite effectively and the message at the end was delivered with a punch. Because this video clip was so large, the play, The Glass Cupboard, can be watched here.
English Class kindergarten teacher, Ms. Eevaliisa, was surprised by English Class teachers and pupils. She was gifted with hugs, flowers and a present because she is leaving to go live in Helsinki.
One of the highlights of the Spring Fest was the awarding of the Finnish National Board of Education’s Kunnari/“Homerun” reading diplomas. These hard-earned diplomas represent lots of time outside of school reading different genres of books from selected lists. A record number of English Class pupils completed reading diplomas this year and we are all very proud of each and every one of them!
Spring in My Toes was an appropriate and joyful finish to a very enjoyable evening of shared experiences. Thank you to all who made this evening such a success! The English Classes abound with talent!