PenguinBollard · 27/11/2019 19:29
I'd say let them avoid it.
If they make a habit of avoiding things then it's time to reassess, but allowing them to miss it isn't going to harm them, and forcing them to do it isn't going to teach them anything.
As a one off - it's fine.
And I say this as someone who is very strict and very opposed to molly codling. I'm usually the hard arse one on MN!
ScreamingValenta · 27/11/2019 19:29
It seems the wrong lesson to be teaching - it takes all sorts to make a team, both the performers and the backstage people helping a show happen. Have you discussed this with the relevant staff?
I sympathise - I am tone deaf with no co-ordination. If I were the child, I'd be tempted to arse up my performance so badly that they'd agree to let me do the lighting instead so as not to ruin the show.
I usually managed to bag the 'narrator' role in anything like this at school.
rookiemere · 27/11/2019 19:30
This really annoys me at schools.
DS hates drama and being on stage or performing in any way. All DCs in final year of primary school had to take part in school production- wasted an entire evening watching 2 productions of Peter Pan to see DS wanly waving a sea shell for 5 seconds.
No idea what he was meant to have got from it and many precious teaching hours were lost so he could watch others perform.
Do what you think is best for your DD.
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