Seven years ago, when Grant Public Schools first implemented language immersion as an option for families, there were many questions. Yet, one certainty in the start of this new program was the district’s dedication to creating bilingual learners who would be able to capitalize on opportunities to learn, create, and demonstrate their abilities in the target language.
As former students of the Grant Dual Immersion program have moved into the middle school, one challenge has been finding continued opportunities for them to use their bilingual skills in meaningful ways. As a response to this growing need, the district launched another unique program that would challenge these students to continue their love of language learning. In collaboration with the Fremont Area Community Foundation, Grant Public Schools is eager to present the first production of its Spanish Theater Club.
After months of learning, rehearsing, designing, constructing and fine-tuning the most intricate details of theater, two dozen 4th, 5th and 6th grade students are excited to perform Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant entirely in Español. Please join us as these brave young ladies and gentlemen put aside typical preadolescent apprehension in regards to public performance to bring our community this very rare and exciting opportunity.
What: Oscar Wilde’s El gigante egoísta
When: December 6th at 6pm
Where: Grant Fine Arts Center – 331 East State Road, Grant, MI
Although the play will be performed entirely in Spanish, the students have worked diligently to assure that English “supertitles” be featured above the stage for all of our mono-lingual friends!
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