Following in the successful footsteps of Upper Canada College’s successful Nuit Bleue spring arts festival at the Upper School, the Prep staged its inaugural arts open house before its annual spring concert on May 13.
Boys and their parents were invited to dip into art, drama, debating and French in a fun and interactive way from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
The drama department presented stage combat demonstrations in an environment where it was okay for kids to play with swords. French “Go Animate” videos created by Grade 6 students were shown. Colour house debating finalists displayed their skills in the Wilder Library before giving way to public speaking games.
Art was on display throughout the school, stop-motion animated videos created by Grade 7 students were shown on a loop, and there were drop-in activities for boys and parents in the art room.
The open house was followed by a concert that drew an over-capacity audience to Weston Hall from 7 to 8:15 p.m. to hear performances by the Grade 6 and Grade 7 concert and jazz bands, the Prep choir and the wind ensemble.