Students in an after-school theater camp delighted peers and family with a musical performance at the Milton Theatre Oct. 23.
Friends At Milton Elementary students worked for six weeks with Milton Theatre educational department staff to learn songs and dances based on a theme of adventure and imagination, FAME coordinator Brittany Bailey said.
“We are so happy to provide this experience to our MES kids and hope that it inspires them to be a part of the theater in our community,” Bailey said.
Bailey said the immersive learning experience lets students step on stage and show their creativity through performance while learning communication skills.
The partnership with Milton Theatre developed last spring after Bailey and FAME co-coordinator Kacie Goins applied for a state grant, earning $320,000 a year for up to five years, for a total of $1.6 million.
Grant funds were used to expand the summer and after-school programs, and to partner with Milton Public Library.
FAME provides enrichment activities to improve academic success of students in Title I schools, as designated based on the percentage of students who come from low-income families. The grant is through the Delaware Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Center.
FAME students will next perform a holiday production at 4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Milton Theatre.