Presently Grade 3 is inquiring about ‘Light & Sound’, under the central idea- ‘Light & sound are used to create dramatic effect to capture an audience’ and working towards a show to present their understanding. In view of this, we collaborated with the Dramabaaz Company owned by Ms. Garima to showcase an exemplar for our students. ‘A good example is the best sermon’ , as true as this can be, the light and sound show called ‘The Lost Smile’ presented by the team on 27th November 2019 was an absolute delight to watch. The audience included not just Grade 3 but lower primary students as well. The students were simply blown away by the extraordinary light and sound effects. We heard the children yell in happiness and astonishment when they saw the magic show in the form of ‘glow in the dark’ lights. The butterfly dance with exquisite LED lighting was another highlight. The puppet show brought back the memories of olden times. It was truly a splendid presentation, thoroughly enjoyed by children. Post the show, Ms. Garima also took a separate workshop for Grade 3 students explaining them about the different kind and position of lights used to create a dramatic effect. They also saw the manual console used to operate the lights. Absolutely inspired by the show, they reflected on the learnings and are now working on implementing the same for their upcoming show.
On 29th November 2019, Mr. Vohra, a parent, visited our school to further help the students understand the manipulation of light and sound in performances. He is an event-manager and an expert in handling light and sound effects. Students were excited to learn and grasp more from Mr. Chetan Vohra.
They got engrossed in various activities to understand how to take our sound from their body and create experiences. With use of light and sound, emotions are maneuvered, and experiences are created. Different coloured lights were displayed to help the students understand that lights’ colour is dependent on the purpose of the event. Students were very thrilled to see the effects all over the room. They also learnt the process of sound and how it reaches our ear. There were engaging activities as well to give students an experiential learning. It was an interesting session and children went back with burning questions, to find out more about light and sound.