The productions are finished and its time to celebrate the hard work done by all! While it is often tempting to skip this step and move on quickly to the next thing, celebrating student accomplishments creates positive feelings of belonging and self-worth in students.
Ideas for sharing student productions:
- Hold a screening during regular class time. This is the easiest and least amount of work.
- Hold a screening in a public space in the school during school hours - atrium, mail hall etc. Invite parents and other pertinent guests such as administrators and local media.
- Hold a screening (festival) outside of school hours and invite parents, school administrators, local media.
Snacks and drinks are appropriate! Consider asking students to bring something to share or rope in parents to help. At the very least, popcorn is a nice sensory touch as it adds an authentic smell to the proceedings!