LIVING FICTION: Covenant Christian students bring book characters to life

Published 3:00 am Saturday, March 7, 2020

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Covenant Christian School was a-buzz Friday as storybook characters stepped from the pages of their books and told stories of fun, adventure, mystery and intrigue.

For the students and teachers, the Covenant Christian Wax Museum was a new adventure in reading and character presentation.

In previous years, the Covenant Christian Wax Museum has featured historical characters.

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The students each chose a historical figure they would like to know more about and read books about that character. They would then write stories about their historical character and research the time in which that person lived. Then, they would have the fun of portraying their historical character in a wax museum.

This year, however, their teachers decided on a new approach to a wax museum. Rather than read about and portray historical characters, the students were invited to read books about their favorite fictional characters and then present them in a wax museum format. And what fun they had retelling the tales of their storybook characters.

For Penelope Earnest, “The Island of Blue Dolphins” was an opportunity to give thought to what it would be like for a young girl to be stranded on an island all alone. For Peter Du, his thoughts were turned to the incredible matter between his ears, “The Great Brain,” and for Caroline Murphy, “Just Like Me” was inspiration to read the Bible more often.

For each student, the Wax Museum of Fictional Characters was an opportunity to learn more about these storybook characters and how their experiences might provide guidance in their own lives.

“My book was ‘The Secret School’ and, from that story I found out that I must learn to persevere,” said Ava Beard.

After reading “The Valley of Noisy Villages,” Rachel Worley now realizes even more what friendship really means. Ashlan Drivas said “The Courage of Sarah” showed her what it means to be brave.

As for the parents and friends who visited the Covenant Christian School Wax Museum, it was a fun and enlightening tour and each student was outstanding in his or her presentation.

To a one, the parents said their children enjoyed bringing book characters to life and learning life lessons along the way. They agreed the Wax Museum of Fictional Characters was a great learning experience and one the students will long remember.