More than 50 Summit elementary-school students with a flair for the dramatic participated in an evening of song and dance as they were taught “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious“ by Summit High School Mary Poppins’ cast members. The students danced, acted, and sang during workshops led by Anne Poyner, director; Kelly Mott-Sacks, choreographer; and by cast members.

The free workshop was part of the Mary Poppins’ Educational Outreach team to the free workshop. Attendees were asked to contribute “tuppence,” to be donated to Family Promise, a local organization which helps families in need. The drive will continue during the performances, which will run March 2-6.

Before the workshop, students drew “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”-shaped illustrations of an activity they loved doing with their family, which will be displayed throughout the high school during the performances. 

At the conclusion of the workshop, the students performed what they had learned for their parents. The Educational Impact program connects the musical to the school district's curriculum, using the production as a teaching tool for the greater student body and local community.  Other parts of the effort included a town-wide “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” building day with professional kite flyers.

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