On Friday, January 19th the eighth-grade Theater Arts students brought smiles, laughter, joy (and candies) to thirty-four refugee children and their supervisors by introducing them to the silly world of clowns.
The children, mainly of Chechen origin, had a grand time, to cite our Master of Ceremony, the TA teacher, Mr. Stein. Their visit finished with everyone receiving a muffin treat and a real red nose! The eighth-grade clowns and their mentors hope that this performance would inspire the clown within each one of the children from the audience, no matter where their lives are going to take them. One day they might be able to bring the kind of joy they have experienced during the ASW show to their kin, and even to their communities, by putting on their new red noses!
It is worth mentioning that the 8th grade clowns managed to demonstrate wonderful talent and creativity. They did it not just with the refugee kids, but also in front of giggling and excited ASW kindergarten kids!
The Service Learning Department is working on offering more opportunities to share these talents of ASW student clowns outside of school. Surely the ASW clowns ensemble will hit the road soon to bring more smiles to other special audiences. Please follow the Service Learning Program page for more news!