Thursday, February 11, 2010

Shaka Zulu, a 2nd grade play.

Before the Xmas break the girls had both a role in the Shaka Zulu play they performed at school. They were so proud in their roles, they practiced every day for at least a week before. Juliet was a village girl and Jasmine was the mother of Shaka Zulu.

You probably all know the story of Shaka Zulu, the most influential leader of the Zulu Kingdom. If not, you can read here more about his life.

Most of the costumes they had at school already, since they do this play for years in the 2nd grade, but this year they had more students, so they needed more costumes. Me and another mother from school volenteered to make 4 new Shaka Zulu costumes. It was fun to work with the fabric and since I just had a few sewing lessons, I thought I could practice my skills a bit more. See the results below.

Juliet and her group reciting some introduction words.

Shaka Zulu played by Jojo, the costume I made... pretty good huh??

Juliet pretty serious into her role...

Another Shaka Zulu played by Callum, their were 2 groups who performed, so every child had a part.

Jasmine as the mother of Shaka Zulu, she is dying here and everybody is very sad, since she was a great influence on the King and his Kingdom.

Can you imagine all these proud mothers and fathers sitting in the audience watching their precious children perform this great play! We had so much fun watching!! And the children learned so much about SA history in a fun and creative way!

It is so great to live in this wonderful country for so many reasons!


plantagenet said...

wonderful pictures about the African "napoleon' story!!!

Emm said...

Your costume design is wexcellent Mireille! I am so glad you've picked up this hobby because with your artistic imagination, you'll be fab. The play looked positively delightful!

Leah and Maya said...

no sewing here, the costumes are wonderful. What a neat play, I don't know relaly anything about SA history.

Maci Miller said...

Look at those great little actors! I love it! Such a rich experience for them and yes your costume is wonderful!! I am not suprised! Hope to see you next week. :-)

Annie said...

Those costumes look fantastic. What fun to do the play! I bet they really loved that experience!


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