WelCom November 2019
This was the theme of Featherston’s St Teresa’s School production and enquiry learning last term. The play is set in 2019 and God is still not pleased with the way his people are treating each other and his precious creation. There is only one thing to do! Noah did such a great job the first time God gives him a call and asks him to set forth, in his mighty ark, and put things right in the world again.
First up, Noah fills the ark with extremely cute animals ‒ the Waiorongomai class. There are a few people who do not listen to Noah and decide to stay out in the rain and dance, surf and swim ‒ the Wairarapa class. As the ark sails on, Noah sends out Dove to see if the world is ok, but each time she comes back with bad news about some of the issues in the world: a lack of love ‒ the Tauwharenikau class; environmental problems ‒ the Remutaka class; and groups of people who care about greed and power, rather than people in need ‒ the Takitimu class.
All students in the school were involved in all parts of the production including singing, dancing, choreography and acting. The main characters were: Narrator, Kaya Tawharu Saayman; Noah, Isaac Burt; Dove, IndieMay Sargent; Noah’s wife, Lilly Padlie; Noah’s children, Te Maire Sargent, Jac Cook, Lexi Stokes, Keona Parr, Ryder Lloyd, Christopher Schipplock, Ryley Lowe. Special thanks were given to the Anzac Hall Club, especially Collin Olds, for the sound system, and wireless microphones.
Carrie Watson is Year 7&8 Teacher, Senior Team Leader, DRS, St Teresa’s School, Featherston.