Valleyfield Success!

1 Dec

Wow. I had the privilege of attending and emceeing the “Big Show” for the graduates of My Magic Hands at Valleyfield Junior School yesterday. And what a GREAT show they put on!

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When I arrived at the school with the program’s instructor, James Alan, we found that Mrs. Black (school principal) had made colourful magic capes for each magician. On top of that (literally), staff and volunteers helped  the children to make their own magic hats for their Big Show performances for the Grade 1 and 2 classes.

The costuming was really just icing on the cake. For the past seven weeks, I have been receiving glowing reports about how incredible the support has been at Valleyfield. The program was installed thanks to the hard work of  parent volunteer, Nicole Lee – who is also a magician. Nicole read about the benefits of our program and lobbied to have Valleyfield host the program. She garnered school support from Mrs. Black and sponsor teacher, Ms. Rattner. Ms. Rattner, in turn, recruited additional staff members and volunteers to work with the students. What made the coaching extra special at Valleyfield was the high level of contribution from teachers and parents who stepped up to give student magicians a huge commitment of time.

The investment paid off in spades: the children blossomed and exhibited fabulous self-confidence and self-awareness. Suffice to say, they simply shined during their performances and didn’t want their show to end. What a heartwarming scene.

Magicana would like to acknowledge James Alan for successfully leading the team of coaches and magicians to their Big Show finale. We also applaud the amazing team at Valleyfield Junior School for embracing the virtues of our program and making it work on every level for their students.

Now, that’s how you share wonder!

Julie Eng
Executive Director

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