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Grade 6 Sharing Stories by the Springs

Mar 18, 2015 | Middle School News

Storytellers in grade 6 will take the stage on Thursday, April 16, 3:30 – 7:00 p.m. — Stories by the Springs. Free admission.
Maggie Menkus, Language Arts teacher and Head of Grade 6 spearheaded a partnership with Heritage Sandy Springs, bringing her sixth grade performers to a local storytelling festival. Coming soon on April 16.
Stories by the Springs will celebrate and share the ancient art of storytelling with individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of manners, including through spoken word and performances, workshops and participatory youth sessions. The festival will feature nationally recognized and regionally acclaimed storytellers, professional groups, and student groups.
The Storytelling Festival is presented through a partnership with Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School, where student storytellers will share stories of “Unsung Heroes in Sandy Springs” as part of a national project that explores unique individuals from history by utilizing primary and secondary research. The school will also bring the children’s novel Wind in the Willows to life with a student performance. Festival attendees can watch the adventures of Toad, Mole, Rat and Badger as they stop the Weasels from taking over Toad Hall. The young performers will share excerpts from this wonderful story loved by all, because “there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”
Stories-FlyerRead the Press Release.