The Largest Group Project at BACS

The curtains open on this year’s eighth grade play on Tuesday night. The class’s three performances of Jungle Book this week are the culmination of months of preparation. In the time since the play was announced in November the students have been working hard to build props and set pieces and to learn lines and stage directions. These are not the only things they have been building and learning however. They have learned new things about themselves and their classmates; they have learned how to solve problems and how to accomplish a large task as a group. They have built a new sense of confidence, and they have built a community with their classmates. The eighth grade play is a capstone project for BACS students and the largest group assignment they are given. And while it is always entertaining to watch the performances, it is even more enjoyable to see the sense of accomplishment the students feel when the curtains close.

Greg Henderson