What people have to say about our online shows
...It is great to be able to share this unique experience with the rest of the school. Kudos to the team for pulling this off. It was indeed a very unique experience for both the students and the teachers to not just experience a theatre session but a forum theatre session virtually. Where students have the choice to take on the role of a character and advise the characters in the play. The focus of this programme made it even more special, where it discussed the sensitive issue on foreign-local integration at a time when relations between countries and their people are extremely tense. Yet, exactly because it is so sensitive, it is all the more important for us to talk about it, and this platform served that purpose, allowing participants to openly discuss and share their thoughts and opinions. Logistically wise, the videos were well-recorded and the tension was built very nicely to empower and engage students to want to contribute during the forum session. During the forum session, the facilitators also did a great job eliciting responses from the different students and pushing the discussion further to get students to think about what they could have done if faced with such a problem. I also liked the incorporation of other online platforms, like Mentimeter to get responses from all the students to ensure they don't feel left out. Overall, it was an eye-opening experience and all of us throughly enjoyed ourselves. I hope more schools would take up the opportunity to try this out and kick start the conversation on this pressing social issue.
- Melissa Neo, Teacher, CHIJ St. Joseph's Convent, 23/05/20