Every year at Mutiara International Grammar School, students in Reception and Junior School take to the stage to showcase their best talents in performing arts.
Known as assemblies, these occasions are opportunities for students to develop their acting and public speaking skills, singing, dancing and other aspects of theatrical life including set design, music and lighting.
Themes for assemblies usually include the term’s subject area or key value. Sometimes, to inject a sense of fun and familiarity, students retell a favourite story or movie.
A few of the assemblies which took place this academic year include:
- The Gingerbread Girl, a remake of the classic Gingerbread Boy
- November 2015, a narrative on the effect of today’s ruthless progress on children
- Mulan, a cover version of Disney’s popular animated movie
- The Great Fire of London, an account of one of the greatest fires in British history
The students are always very proud of their assemblies and thoroughly enjoy taking part in them. Family members are invited to attend and they are always impressed by the high standards achieved by their children in this area.
The skills acquired in these assemblies can be transferred to many other areas of the curriculum. They support the fluency and expression in reading and
speaking, the building of self-confidence and the appreciation of teamwork.