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Langley schools continue to value arts

“As you can see our school has a gang problem,” joked D.W. Poppy Secondary principal Balan Moorthy.
At the Langley School Board meeting Jan. 27, he was introducing students who are involved in the school production of Guys and Dolls, which features a chorus of gangsters, albeit 1930s style.
The showcase at the meeting was a chance for Poppy and Langley Secondary to spotlight upcoming school productions.
Poppy’s Guys and Dolls, the tale of a gambling gangster who falls in love with a devout woman at a New York mission, runs March 4-7.
At a December school board meeting Brookswood Secondary performed musical numbers from its production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
The spring musical or play is a staple for local high schools, and teachers and administration from the schools emphasize the importance of arts education.
The students learn lessons beyond memorizing lines and hitting marks.
Brookswood teacher Sheri Eyre said building a show involves teamwork, dedication, and enormous energy.
“Our students have a unique opportunity to be a part of something bigger than themselves. They learn to work as a cohesive unit with others while contributing to the show in their unique ways,” she said. “Theatre affords opportunities for growth and inclusion no matter if a student is onstage or backstage.”

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