Provided by Prince William County Schools
With a desire to connect to local families, Hylton High School’s Russian language students reached out to the Russian speaking families of Prince William County. Under the guidance of their teacher, Maria Goebert, the students came up with the idea to produce a play and perform it using their Russian language skills.
Students presented their show to about 25 young children and their parents at the Montclair Community Library. Hylton art students created the set.
“Community is one of the five Cs in the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. I am very happy that the students are embracing it,” said Goebert.
The show was based on the traditional Russian fairy tale Kolobok. After the performance, students led interactive stations where they did crafts, face painting, and held several contests with their new Russian friends.
“What a beautiful outreach to our Russian families. The fact that our students wanted to do this is such a powerful statement. It’s definitely evidence of being positive global citizens already,” said Carol Bass, PWCS supervisor of world languages.