South Orangetown Central School District

On Friday, Cottage Lane Elementary School students saw their imaginations spring to life thanks to The Story Pirates! The SOCES PTA-sponsored assembly for all grades featured a talented troupe of performing artists that engaged students in a fun, collaborative storytelling experience incorporating improvisational performance and music. Separate sessions for each grade level generated unique, crowd-sourced characters and stories.

“The Story Pirates bring the students’ ideas to life!” said K-5 Literacy Coach Kristy Nadler. “This was a powerful opportunity for students to see their fiction writing as a way to communicate to an audience. By performing only original ideas from students, The Story Pirates showed them that their ideas are worthy and special.”

Thanks to SOCES PTA for this extraordinary educational enrichment experience! More photos on the district Facebook post.

Story Pirates with CLE students raising hands in gym