A Step Back into Narnia

By Jenna Gonzales

Originally Published: May 28, 2013

It all started out with a curious little girl exploring a home, which turned into a whole new world known by none. Temple Christian’s fourth grade class recently continued the yearly tradition to act out the book The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

Each year toward the end of school, Mrs. Whitman has her students read the book The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and then they get to watch the movie.

After seeing and studying the story, the students participated in acting out multiple scenes from the movie. They put it all together with the help of not only each other, but the parents as well.

Mrs. Whitman said, “The fourth grade “Narnia” play has been a tradition we have loved continuing each year! We love to share the story of what Aslan did in laying down his life for Edmund and the picture that it shows of what Jesus did in laying His life down for us!”

When it came time for the phrase “Lights, camera, action!”, the audience was full of students, parents, and teachers coming to support the fourth grade class. Nervously running around trying to remember everything possible, the students set up scene after scene and repeated line after line for each of the three show dates.

The fourth grade students were then knighted at the end of their performance as Mrs. Whitman read their character traits along with Bible verses for each student.  It was certainly a special time not only for the students, but also for those who were able to attend the play and the knighting ceremony!