The fifth-graders at Hillcrest Intermediate School in North Huntingdon (PA) put on a musical every year. It’s a great way to break the ice socially, to foster the love of the arts, and teach a few lessons about performance and about life. Read more about the fifth-grade production of Beauty and the Beast here.
Photo credit: Christin J. Slatt
As you walk into the high school auditorium, it is thinly veiled chaos. Ten- and eleven-year-olds run rampant…some of them quite literally. The air is filled with nervous excitement and the excited chatter of fifth graders trusted to step on the very stage where the big kids perform.