I have written a couple of blog posts about our friend Jill Holden and her students at Kittridge Elementary School in Los Angeles. I had the honor of coming to them early on in their preparation of a production of The Lion King to talk to them about Africa, its wildlife and its people.
I finally got to attend a performance of their production. They worked really hard and what an amazing job they did! The costumes and sets done by these 5th graders with help from their parents and teachers were amazing. I was so impressed.
What also impressed me was the poise and dedication these students had. As I sat watching their performance I thought what a wonderful experience it has been for them. And I hope that it is has inspired at least one or two of them to explore Africa a little further.