Beauty and The Beast..Something to look forward to this year. The message is simple, "Know Yourself and Be Yourself", echoing one of SMI annual themes.
"Firstly, Belle doesn't care what other people think of her and her father. She does what she likes, and does not do what she does to impress other people. In a time when people frowned on women reading, she did it because she enjoyed it and it didn't melt her brain into a puddle of mush.
Another lesson it conveys is loving your family. Belle decided instead of having her father trapped in the Beast's castle, she would take his place. This tries to get kids to understand the importance of family.
Not judging a person by their appearance is another. Gaston liked Belle, but he was an ignorant self-centered, and narcissistic, and Belle saw that and rejected him. The Beast looked horrid, but once Belle got to know him, they fell in love.
The Last lesson I caught was first impressions are not always correct. The Beast imprisoned her father when she just met him. If she had just judged him, they would have never fallen in love. It teaches to love and look deeper than skin."
That's the Michaelian way. "Know Yourself and Be Yourself"
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Tickets are at RM20 and RM50 each. You can drop by in school for your tickets. I will be around to pass you the tickets. April 11, 12 and 13 April 2014 at 7.45pm in the school hall. Be quick and grab your tickets fast.