|Working with the Zoo|
After the meeting with Ms. Heather and Ms. Maggie, we decided to collaborate with the zoo to help out in LEAP Day. LEAP Day is the zoo’s launch of the “Year of the Frog”, whereby a short programme was planned and carried out. We were to help by putting up a performance—A Croak Chorale. The croak song had totally no lyrics and it was croaked to the tune of “The Rainbow Connection”. Hence, the five of us decided to get help from our school choir, the Raffles Voices. As a short amount of time was given, we had to seek quick approval from the choir teacher with assistance from our teacher-mentor.
The choir got organized and split themselves according to the pitch and tonality of their voices. The pianist and guitarist for the performance were chosen, and seniors were consulted. Despite our attempt to inject an element of beat-boxing, the idea was soon scrapped, as the song was not appropriate for such an element to be introduced. Our rehearsals turned out to be one fiasco after another, but we slowly pieced the pieces of the puzzle together like a jigsaw falling in place. A day before LEAP Day, we headed for the zoo for a rehearsal there and then. However, after barely one rehearsal could be completed, the rain came. Our spirits were not washed away though, as we continued out practice indoors back in school.
On LEAP day, during the performance itself, we croaked out hearts out, avoiding making flaws and learning from past mistakes. All went well. It was certainly a silly experience for us and the choir, but what we had just done was to further spread global awareness on the plight of amphibians through this little performance put up. It was certainly enriching for everyone.
We have managed to spread the message to save amphibians through a short and silly performance so isn’t it time for everyone to do something?
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