The Arden for All (AFA) students finished up their first unit in late winter! They had two lessons in their classroom, followed by a visit to the Arden to see "The Snow Queen" and an onsite lesson, and then two more in-classroom lessons to close out the unit. They learned the basics of what goes into telling a story on stage and the fundamentals of theatre. The artistic team of "The Snow Queen," our first production this Children’s Season, chose to present this story in the round (children and family audiences surround the actors onstage on all sides). We had no idea how students would react to such a unique seating style, this being the first time the Arden configured a Children’s Theatre production in this way. The results, however, were even better than we could have expected. The students were more enthralled than we had ever seen them before. For many, this was their first exposure to theatre of any kind, and for even more, a story told in the middle of the room was an experience like no other. This immersive configuration allowed students to see theatre going on all around them and truly brought them into the fantastic world of "The Snow Queen."
Students from Eddystone & Woodlyn Elementary Schools were able to participate! ... See MoreSee Less
Senior Community Services, Inc. served more than 124,000 meals to home-bound frail elderly residents of Delaware County in 2018-2019. Home-delivered meal clients come to SCS through the OPTIONS and waiver programs, both of which provide older adults with resources they need to age in place, delaying entry into institutional care for as long as possible. For many home-delivered meal clients, a daily meal is the difference between staying in their homes and moving to a nursing home.
Volunteers are essential for this program's success. SCS recently presented an award to Henry Davis, a Chester meal delivery driver, in response to the praise he received from meal recipients for his kindness and friendliness.