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Grade 3-5 students perform opera on body systems

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

They wrote the songs, designed the props and created costumes based on what they have learned about the various body systems.

We were so excited to be able to welcome parents and grandparents into the Nanaimo Christian School gym once again for the Grade 3-5 performance of their student-produced opera in March. This year's theme, body systems, was a showdown where each class featured a different body system (nervous, immune, skeletal, etc.) and tried to convince the audience why their body system was the better than the others. Students applied what they had been learning in science to create the production. They brought to life the importance of the unity and diversity found in our physical body systems but also the biblical truth of “One Body But Many Parts” found in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27. The annual show brings all six classrooms together in a production where students tell a story through song and performance. They write the lyrics and music, and build costumes, props and other stage components. This year students chose well-known pop songs and wrote their own lyrics, each class introducing a different body system.

After two long years without being able to perform and be together, it was wonderful to gather in person and celebrate the opera that students produced. A big thank you goes to all of the students and staff in Grades 3-5 for their hard work and to Mrs. Melanie Vanstone, our elementary music teacher, who expertly helped students produce such a great show! Thank you and congratulations to everyone involved!

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