Thursday, January 24, 2013

Collington Theater Arts Class Produces Play About Bullying

Mr. Koli Tengella and his Sixth Grade Boys Theater Arts Class
Shout outs, applause and congratulations go out to The Collington Square School of the Arts Sixth Grade Boys Theater Arts Class and their instructor Mr. Koli Tengella for their second production in just six weeks. “It’s not nice 2 B a Bully!: A Hip Hop Learning Tale” is an original production that deals with bullying and what to do when you are   confronted with it.

The play was written by Mr. Tengella and The Sixth Grade Boys designed it for elementary students. Based on the fantastic reaction of Collington’s Pre-K through 2nd Graders in the audience of the January 17th performance the show was designed very well.

Kudos go out to 6th grade students Darius Williams and Donald Wright, Jr for writing two incredible anti-bullying rap songs for the show. The use of writing skills in resource classes is a part of Collington’s new arts integration focus.

A big thank to Officer Williams for speaking to the audience before the show about the consequences of bullying from the point of view of the school police and our wonderful Vice-Principal Ms. Kwaw for giving the Middle school students the opportunity to perform for their younger classmates.

Due to the overwhelming positive response to the show Mr. Tengella is planning on touring the show at other schools throughout the city.