The Aga Khan Nursery School, Nairobi - Annual musical: "The Magic Well"

02 April 2011

The Aga Khan Nursery School, Nairobi annual Musical took place on the 25th and 26th of March 2011 at the Oshwal Centre, Nairobi.

The Aga Khan Nursery School, Nairobi annual Musical took place on the 25th and 26th of March 2011 at the Oshwal Centre, Nairobi.

The musical entailed a cast of 157 children between the ages of 2-6 and centered around the story of villagers of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds living together peacefully in a single village.

The students showed their talent through the IB Learner Profile, by being good communicators, risk takers and caring throughout the play. Other interesting talents showcased were dancing and singing ranging from English, Luo, Swahili, Giriama and Kikuyu songs, which the students sang with confidence. Together with this the students also displayed open-mindedness by listening to one another and respecting each others ideas from different cultures within Africa.

The village was occupied by various tribes such as, the Luos, Somalis, Giriamas, Kikuyu, Nigerians and the Zulus living and working together peacefully. Among them were the wicked witches, known as the rainbow witches. The rainbow witches were always on the look out to cause mischief among the villagers. This time they targeted the water well which was the villagers only source of water and they cast a spell on the well so that anyone who drank from it ended up losing their mind. The water, slowly, but surely, affected the villagers who started behaving strangely and accused each other of being crazy.

However, in the end, when the chief goes to drink the water, the cup falls and the spell is broken, thereby saving the villagers. From then on the witches are never heard from again, and the villagers trumpeted on living a happy life.

“ Talent is not a privilege of birth processed by the lucky few.
It lies in every child just waiting to be discovered.”
-Dr. Suzuki-