It’s always nice to see the easy-going nature of teachers—the ‘human side’, if you will.
On Friday March 18, students of the Jon Odlum Secondary School (formerly Marigot Secondary School), got a chance to see a side of teachers that they had never seen before at the school’s first ever teacher talent show/pageant.
The event which was held in the school’s auditorium was a fun-filled activity. However, the pageant wasn’t solely for teachers’ to show off their talents.
According to Miss Keitha Francois, the school’s Theatre Arts Coordinator, “the purpose behind the teachers’ being the ones who are the contestants is because we wanted to give our theatre arts form three and four students an opportunity to experience what it is like to manage a production.”
She went on to explain that the event, for the most part, was put on by students adding that stage production and stage craft is a component on the Theatre Arts syllabus.
“We’re trying to give the students as much experience so that if they decide they want to go into that field for their CSEC examinations, they would already have an idea as to what is required of them,” she elucidated.
Four teachers participated in the school’s pageant; they appeared in various segments including talent and creative accessory/evening wear segment.