Students at the Veteran School along with Trickster Theatre choose the theme entitled “Canada 150 – Our past Shapes our Present Future” for their theatre performance.
The energetic Trickster Theatre crew arrived at the Veteran school on Mon. Dec. 4, beginning with a opening assembly to get all the kids pumped up and ready to create a show.
Delia Barnett, the residency leader and Barry Bilinsky, listen to the ideas of the students and staff and go from there.
They spent the week from Monday to Friday and broke down the six skits into individual or joint grades and worked daily with the groups creating the end result on Friday’s theatre production.
The students and staff had a fantastic, hectic week filled with hands on learning through creating the production from the ground up.
The ECS class performed ‘Uphill Both Ways’, a funny little skit about getting to school way back when – going through blizzards and up hills all the way.
Grades 1/2 – The New Old Fashioned Way – how farming was done with horse and wagon versus big John Deere tractors of today.
Grades 3-4 – Big Gap Stampede, parachutes were used as props a lot throughout this play with reference to the big race up the Big Gap Mountain for $100 and riding broncs at the rodeo.
Grades 5-6 – The Good Old Days, performed a light and shadow of the history of Hemaruka. The picture with the light and shadow with the elevator is the part where they demolished the old elevator in Hemaruka because the railroad was no longer functioning through the town.
Grades 7-8 – Oilfield skit about undercover bosses.
Grade 9 – Immigration to our area by boat or train or whatever it took – gym mats were the main source of props.
All of the students had a part in creating of the skits and the performance. There were many smiles and a whole lot of laughter throughout the week. /Submitted
Veteran School grades 5 and 6 performed on Fri. Dec. 8, ‘The Good Old Days’, a light and shadow of the history of Hemaruka when the elevator was demolished because the railroad was no longer functioning through the town. ECA Review/Submitted
Veteran School grades 3 and 4 created performed ‘Big Gap Stampede’ with Trickster Theatre at the finale on Dec. 8. Parachutes were used as props a lot throughout this play with reference to the big race up the Big Gap Mountain for $100 and riding broncs at the rodeo. ECA Review/Submitted