Can We Get a Witness?

Kristen NuhnWhen you provide hands-on experiences in life skills and the arts to thousands of students each year it’s difficult to gauge the effect you are having on any of them.

As a charitable organization that lies just outside of the education system, we’re not privy to what becomes of students as they grow up. We always appreciate hearing from a parent or teacher how one of our workshops lit a flame in a child or provided a path of hope and growth for another, but recognizing the fruit found in a young adult that stems from our work is near impossible.

Imagine our joy then when we found Kristen Nuhn, Masters student:

“Through experiencing a Foundation’s ART | LIFE workshop in Grade 5, I discovered that there was a place for me.”

Kristen is currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Arts in Theatrical Properties program at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign.

World Festival of Children’s Theatre Live Streamed Here!

Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 12.26.32 PMFrom June 5th-14th, 300 performers aged 7-15 from 16 countries will be in Stratford ON, Canada to participate in performances that explore the festival theme “My World, Our Planet”.
As a major partner of the World Festival of Children’s Theatre, performances taking place at Stratford Central Secondary School (SCSS) will be live streamed here beginning at 1PM daily:

About the productions:

Giving the World to Kids in June

child on stageFor the first time in North America, the world’s children will come to Canada for the World Festival of Children’s Theatre (WFCT), an official event sanctioned by the International Amateur Theatre Association. From June 5-14, 2016, Stratford, Ontario will host up to 500 children, ages 7 – 15, in a theatre festival unlike any other. Under the theme “My World, Our Planet”, up to 22 countries will show how children see their world. The festival is “for children, by children”, with productions for children and kids at heart.

These are exciting times and thanks to the Foundation for Education Perth Huron – with support from Avon Maitland, Digital Human Library, Stratford Central SS CommTech and the Stratford Tourism Association – experiencing stories by kids from all over the world can be a thing that all Huron and Perth students (and beyond) can enjoy!

We are pleased to announce that multiple opportunities will be available in 3 distinct ways:

  1. 1:00pm Matinee Performances in Stratford called World @ One O’Clock
  2. 5 tours of various performances out to the schools called World ‘On The Road’
  3. Daily live streaming of 1:00pm performances at SCSS called World on Live Stream.

Schools: Please see the full details below of all 3 streams and we encourage you to act today as space and bookings are limited:

World @ One O’Clock

Matinee performances are available for schools at a special rate. (All bussing for Avon Maitland schools will be covered)

Please click on the links for details:

To reserve tickets contact Karen Savelle  519-271-5140 / 1-800-561-7926 ksavelle@visitstratford.ca

World ‘On The Road’

Be the one school to host 1 of 5 performances by youth from Slovenia, Australia, US, Cuba and Czech Republic! A once-in-a-lifetime visit, performance and experience for your students.

Please click on this document for details.

To book a tour contact Dana Phillips (Foundation) 519-527-0111 xt 239  foundation@fc.amdsb.ca

World on Live Stream

In your classroom, on your iPads, or on a boat at sea … no matter where you are you can ‘tune in’ to all 1:00pm WFCT performances held at Stratford Central SS.

Live streams will be available on two sites:

  1. Avon Maitland’s YouTube Channel
  2. The Digital Human Library