AMIT students stage ‘Annie’ and help real orphans
Students at Ulpanat AMIT Lehava Kedumim Junior and Senior High School received a special English lesson recently, which they transformed into an inspiring chesed initiative.
Teachers at the school wanted the 8th-grade girls to connect to the English language in a more experiential way and suggested producing and performing a musical in order to better grasp spoken English. The girls decided to stage “Annie,” the famous film and musical about the little orphan adopted by “Daddy” Warbucks.
Over the course of the year, the students memorized their lines, rehearsed, sang, and danced in English, and this week they staged their production before an audience of several hundred parents, students, and teaching staff.
They also decided to use the opportunity to raise funds for orphans in Israel and asked the audience to contribute toward their mission.
“In addition to the many benefits of English, the girls learned responsibility, cooperation, and their level of commitment to class and learning increased,” said their teacher Merav Cohen.
Rabbi Efraim Zik, who heads the school in Kedumim, praised the girls and the school staff for their moving chesed initiative.
“There is no doubt that English is a key to many doors and opportunities,” Rabbi Zik said. “This is an excellent example of learning suited to the world of tomorrow, which is part of AMIT’s Gogya philosophy of adapting learning to the 21st century.”
Education Minister Naftali Bennett sent the students a video greeting, in which he praised them for improving their spoken English is such a rich and experiential manner.