On December 17th of last year, Jingumae International Exchange School held its annual winter performance. As an IB school, our winter performance is held as a Celebration of Learning and this time followed the theme of the transdisciplinary unit Where We Are In Place and Time. It was a great opportunity for the students to present what they have studied during this unit.
Students from Kindergarten sung to “It’s a small World”. Grade One performed a Japanese traditional song called “Tako no uta” as part of their unit on celebrations and family traditions. Grade Two shared a play they had created called “How and why we migrate”. Grade Three shared some fables during their performance “Explorations into stories of the past, present and the future”. Grade Four presented their “Time line of discovery” while Grade Five become ancient ancestors in their performance “Legacies of the ancient”. We also had some special performances from our After School program. This included the Nihonbuyo club, which performed a traditional Japanese dance in Kimono. The Celebration of Learning also included our Dance After School Program, and our Guitar After School Program. To wrap up the performance, students from grades four and five played “Pomp and Circumstance”, composed by Elgar, which they have been practicing diligently during their music classes last term.
After the Celebration of Learning, the PTA put together refreshments. The whole performance was a huge success with many visitors from the school and local community. It was clear to see that the students were proud of themselves as they were able to give their best performance so far for this Winter Performance. Thank you to all of the students, parents, and school community for coming. Our next Celebration of Learning will be coming up early next year. We hope you will be able to attend and look forward to seeing you there.