My role in the program was to introduce the topic and profession of a designer, focusing on sets, costumes, and props for the theatre. We also had to construct these elements for each school's physical production. Given less than 2 hours for each class, I was slightly intimidated. But after reading the scripts developed by the young students of the program, it was clear I did not need to introduce imagination or creativity; these kids had it.
It was messy. Glue dripped, and glitter was poured, but in the end, each student's uniquely creative building was attached together and formed one giant skyline. The students stepped back and smiled at the work they created together. Shorty after that initial shock one girl proclaimed, "It's beautiful!".
I very much agreed.