Both junior and senior sessions showed the brilliantly witty video “Alattin and the Magic Tin” (directed by Ms Angel Leung) and the humourous drama “When Fairy Tales Collide...” performed by our drama team (directed by Mrs Paul, Ms Yau and Ms Cheng). But the most exciting parts to me were the competitions by the P.3 (Mini-dramas) and P.6 (Improved Dramas) students.
For the Mini-drama Competition, each class of P.3 sent out three boys to perform a version of Esio Trot or Magic Finger. And some of them had to do cross-gender performance and they did it so confidently and naturally! The P.6 Improvised Drama contest was particularly impressive. With only 10 minutes to prepare for a scene given on the spot, our boys (5 actors from each P.6 class) gave the audience nothing short of creative, funny, well-designed and language-wise fantastic short dramas on stage. When I was their age, I couldn't do anything near that, let alone doing it in front of hundreds of people.
Another interesting addition to our Fiesta this year was the puppet-making activities in the classrooms. Our creative boys made use of the opportunity to show us what a good puppet should look and act like!
My salute to all the participating boys, English teachers, MCs, parent helpers, other colleagues who helped in the Fiesta and of course, Mrs Lam our Headmistress. Mrs Lam sat through both sessions and gave enormous supports to the Fiesta, and it made a huge difference!
It was a great celebration of English as the year ends. Our shows have once again confirmed that: English IS awesome!
Dr H C Lee