Young Authors’ Workshop
Students in Kindergarten through grade eight recently attended an assembly, The Young Authors’ Workshop. The presentation began with a performance by a mime named Mrs. Jones. Mrs. Jones started to mime at age ten, and still continues to this day. Many mimes usually have an all white painted face, but Mrs. Jones face was painted half white. She performed a couple of scenes to impress us, and I think all the students were surprised and very happy.
At the end of her presentation Mrs. Jones gave a fun assignment, to write our own story. This assignment was designed to help us with writing a quick, decent story. She explained the story should have a person, place, problem and solution. Mrs. Jones then stopped by every classroom, explaining about mimes, why she started, and helped the students as they were writing. The students were working very hard in their groups, and having fun too.
When all the students handed in their amazing stories, she picked one winner from each grade. Afterwards, we all went back into the gymnasium and Mrs. Jones read the winning stories and then performed them through miming. All the stories were beautifully written and very funny as she was acting them out. The students did an excellent job, and had a great time writing them.
We would like to thank Home and School for providing students with this educational and fun activity.
Ella Pierre-Louis and Braeden Cabral