GALLERY: Searching for Seuss at St John’s Lambton

On Thursday 15 and Friday 16 September, students of St John’s Primary School, Lambton, performed in the variety show of Searching for Seuss

The students rehearsed for weeks beforehand, reciting, dancing, acting and singing to perfect performances with the school Street Tap & Hip Hop group.

The musical was developed by music teacher, Jeanette Chapman, using the foundation of Dr Seuss books and taking the children and audience on a journey from Green Eggs and Ham, visiting The Cat in the Hat, saying hello to The Lorax and finishing up with Oh, he Places You’’ll Go!

“School events don’t happen without the dedication and support of the staff, along with the talent and commitment of Jeanette Chapman,’” said Principal Annie Duggan.

“It is her positive pedagogy and her love of music that drives the success of special events such as these.

“As a society, we value music for the richness and joy that it brings into our lives and it especially plays a valuable role in the lives of children. Young children learn and play through music and older children use music to carve out their identity and express feelings and emotions.”

“St John’s, greatly values music as part of the learning experience, providing opportunities for children to receive a formal music education at school and through co-curricular activities such as music lessons, a school band, choir and ensembles.

A quality music education can enhance student engagement and wellbeing, enable personal and social development as well as providing the foundation for children to make, play and appreciate music throughout life,” said Ms Duggan.

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Amanda Skehan was the Marketing Team Leader for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle and a regular contributor to Aurora and