Camila Perez and I alongside one of the characters from the show.

Camila Perez and I alongside one of the characters from the show.

Learning Outcomes: 2 and 4

For the spring musical in 2017, the theatre department worked alongside the RTA to bring a production of ‘Peter Pan’ into our school. Due to time restraints, I decided to work as a crew member. The learning outcomes that I believe to have followed were #2 (demonstrate that challenges undertaken developing new skills in the process), and #4 (show commitment and perseverance in CAS experiences).

As a crew member, my responsibilities were to design the set and fly Peter Pan. It was as complicated as it sounded. It was a challenge itself to find a way to get a complete set of ‘fly gear’ equipment into the PAC, yet it was even more challenging to be the one in charge of flying him. I had to learn how to do it in a way that was safe for myself, and for Kevin, the kid playing Peter Pan. If I wasn’t careful enough, I could make him fall into the ground from a couple of meters up into the air, considering he measured a meter, it would be a hard fall. Luckily, I was able to safely take on the challenge and learn how to use fly gear.

The other learning outcome that I believe to have worked on is showing commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences. As I previously stated, I had to learn how to make Peter Pan fly, yet I was also a regular crew member. This meant that I would have to attend all meeting (three times a week), and also attend an additional meeting once every two weeks to learn how to fly Kevin. This shows how committed I was to the production.