Spring show at Winnetka’s French School
The French School honors its graduating Kindergarten students with berets and medals for completing their third year in the immersion program. | Contributed photo
Updated: August 22, 2012 2:54AM
On Saturday, April 28, the French School held its 9th annual Spring Show at the Winnetka Community House. Students ranging in age between 3 and 12 performed a particularly jazzy show this year with upbeat dances, songs and a show- stopping rendition of the French Cancan. Wearing red skirts and feathers in their hair, the Grande Section (Kindergarten) kicked their heels high while the audience enthusiastically clapped to the music and literally shook the theater. Being true to this historic dance, the girls even surprised the audience when they lifted their skirts to show off their white bloomers!
The first and second grade students performed a play entitled “La Harpe Magique” and if one didn’t know any better one would think that these children were native French speakers.
Maria Kurt explains, “This is a special day for both the children and the families. We are so excited to see our rich French curriculum come to life through so much wonderful singing and dancing.”
The show closed with a graduation ceremony where kindergarten students were presented with berets and medals in acknowledgement of their completion of the French School’s three-year immersion program.