Acting out dialogues has always proved to be a highly effective teaching and learning tool for the 5th class. Tell me and I will forget,” the Confucian proverb goes. “Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will understand.” Yet, it has become an issue has got out of hand last week! It was supposed to be a 5 minute poem and, for most of the girls, it turned out to be a drama piece with tons of prompts, toy cats, witch’s hats of all sizes and colours…..The little kids of Vorschule were invited to join in and see the show. The 5th class was proud to show them what they could do and the little ones were really happy to see them. Boys were much more down to earth and just said the poem straightaway without any “extras.” I’m a bit worried that this “in crescendo“ will require hairdresser and a make-up artist by the time they get to middle school! All joking aside, some of the girls are going to write their own Halloween dialogue, some will just learn the ones I gave them by heart , keeping in mind the right intonation and pronunciation. A lot of the focus in primary education is to encourage children to collaborate and to be active in their own learning, and drama is a brilliant tool for that.