Every second year the whole St Thomas school community works together to produce our musical biennale, held at The Concourse in Chatswood. Managed by our Year 5 and 6 students as part of their project-based learning, we learn movements, dances and songs with choreography, props and costumes all done by our students.
Olivia: our 2020 musical
Covid-19 intervened with our musical plans this year and we didn’t think we would be able to hold a musical. After much discussion and many modifications, with just one month to prepare, we successfully produced Olivia.
Held on our front playground without an audience – due to Covid restrictions, grades were restricted to movement only while observing social distancing.
Without time to make costumes or props, we borrowed what we could and used digital backdrops. Our students took to heart the theatre motto “the show must go on” and we are immensely proud of the way they embraced this challenge.