The Oak Leaf Academy homeschool recently took their end of the year field trip to visit Fort Raleigh and The Lost Colony. While learning about US history and the first English settlement, the question arose-“what happened to the colony?”.
The students were given an all-access backstage tour and meet and great with members of the cast!
Tiffany DiDonato described their field trip and experience here:
“And that’s a wrap 5th grade! Tonight marked our final field trip of the year (and our first ever professional play seen together)! And what better way to literally say, “PEACE OUT Elementary School!” than to say it surrounded by the cast of The Lost Colony.
Titan has been knee deep studying the history of the US. And in chapter 36 he learned that the first English settlers didn’t step foot on Plymouth Rock. Rather, the first attempted English settlement was right here in his home state of North Carolina. But what happened to the colony is a mystery.
Titan has also expressed an interest in acting! So, imagine his surprise when we visited the sands the colony stepped on, the monument that represents the first English baby (Virginia Dare) to be born here, and then to sat front row at the symphonic performance that depicts it all.
What a amazing submersive play about the history of our nation. Huge shout out to the cast for a fantastic performance . They BECAME their characters and in turn BECAME living history without missing a beat in terms of expression, song, dance, and gesture!
When I tell you I have never met a more caring, inclusive, and kind cast—I mean it! They made my rising 6th grader feel so spoiled with autographs, acting tips, hugs, backstage tour, and words of encouragement towards his future endeavors. The secret to memorizing lines to perfection? Thriving and excellent with Dyslexia and ADHD? Yes, they discussed all that, too! So many more pictures to come, but for now I lead with this gem.
Thankful. Grateful. Blessed. Go see this play and be WOWED like we were. #oakleafacademy”
We are thrilled that this group had such an incredible time!