Drama class helps students with confidence, teamwork, responsibility


    Students at Franklin School of Innovation are getting ready for this week's performance of the play "10 Ways to Survive the End of the World." (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

    Some local middle school students are about to be the stars of the show. Students at Franklin School of Innovation are getting ready for this week's performance that is an interesting take on the end of time.

    The play "10 Ways to Survive the End of the World" is a how-to guide about how to live if there's a killer virus, a giant asteroid or some other disaster.

    The drama class at Franklin School of Innovation gives students an opportunity to express themselves and use their imaginations. Students said the drama program helps them in other classes, too.

    "Through collaboration and getting to work with my peers and, like, build bonds through these characters and roles, so it helps going into all of my other classes," eighth-grader Maya said.

    "Being able to be on stage and act as another role that is not myself has helped me gain a lot of new friends, and I realize I have more talents than just being shy," eighth-grader Taegan said.

    The eighth-grade workshop production, directed by theater arts teacher Chris Martin, will be performed at the school tomorrow morning for parents.

    Franklin School of Innovation is a public charter school in Asheville with about 500 students in grades five-12.

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