Theater Brings Inclusion for Students and Golden Apple Winner
Spanish Fort, Alabama (WKRG) – Students at Spanish Fort Middle School completed their last play of the semester in early December. And a teacher helped make that happen. That’s why theater teacher Heather Hall is this week’s Golden Apple Award winner.
Hall had offered to put on plays two years ago and has done so. But then came the covid. Once the students returned, Hall was asked to do it again. “And I said ‘sure’, because I don’t necessarily think a lot of these kids have an outlet – not everyone can be an athlete,” she said.
And it’s not just the actors on stage. There are tons of opportunities for students to get involved in these productions. Hall started a drama club so that any 6th, 7th or 8th grade student could get involved.
Hall said: “We had people in charge of the lighting, we had people in charge of the backstage – we made our own costumes, we made our props. I always tell them you don’t have to be on stage.
While this is fun for the students, it is this inclusion that really sets the program apart.
Principal Leslie Wheeler said: “When she got on board it’s something that she finally started and it just brings a whole new way for students to be able to get involved and do something they want. love – and we all know that the fine arts are very big in our area.
Our congratulations to Heather Hall and Spanish Fort Middle School for a job well done.