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Second Grade Takes To Lausanne Stage For Lesson In Self-Expression

As part of their unit entitled self-expression, Lausanne second graders took to the stage in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) for some time of acting and dancing. 

Their unit spirals around the idea that self-expression reflects beliefs, cultures and values. As part of the unit, they are focusing on being better communicators, more open-minded and being risk takers. 

As part of the Primary Years Programme (PYP), guest speakers make up a significant component. 

"Inviting experts is our way of making the topic more real, fun and meaningful," second-grade teacher Robin Fessler said. "Whenever we begin a new unit, we reach out to all parents to see if we have any experts in the field."

Lausanne administration and faculty are also asked to participate if they have any expertise in the unit being studied. 

This week in EPAC offered the opportunity for both students and teachers to gain a better understanding of what it takes to be a dancer or actor through the eyes of people experienced in the arts.