Children are performing ‘Jungle Feast’ at Children’s Oncological Hospital

This Tuesday (7), the richness of Amazon’s biodiversity and culture has served as the basis for staging a children’s theater at Professor Professor. Roberto Franca operates at the Octavio Lobo Children’s Oncological Hospital in Belem.

The play titled “Festa or Floresta” was part of a phase of the annual project “Amazonia: the people of the forest and the river”, created by a team of teachers from the class of children’s oncology hospital, the main reference. North of the country in pediatric oncology. The unit is part of the state’s public health network.

Theatrical performances about mythical animals from the Amazon, rivers and plants guarantee the audience the importance of preserving forests and rivers, as well as appreciating the art of staging and expanding their knowledge of the Amazon cultural diversity.

The event had the active participation of hospital class teachers, who played the role of legendary creatures that are part of the mythical fiction of the Amazon.

The professor and some of the hospital staff have acted opposite the children and adolescents being treated in the unit and are continuing their studies in the hospital class.

Highlights were the presence of well-known characters such as Matinta Perera, Ira, Boto, Vittoria Rezia, Kurupira, Jaguar, who set the tone for a very different script among others and promoted communication with the audience present at the children’s show.

The teacher, Elizabeth Pierce, who teaches biology and science classes in hospital classes, highlighted that the event is timely, as it occurs on the month that International Environment Day is celebrated.

“This action addresses, among other things, the diversity of traditional populations and the legendary Amazon, emphasizing the importance of characters in river and forest conservation through their stories. As such, our goal was to explore cultures and reassert Amazon’s identity, “said Professor Elizabeth.

The first person to like and participate in the project is the indigenous teenager Huer Tembe, a 15-year-old Tembe from the Tenetehara ethnic group, born in Aldeya Tekoha, 170 kilometers from the municipality of Paragominas. He is being treated for leukemia and is one of the new students in the hospital class.

“It was great to participate in the school activities, because it helped me make new friends,” said the aboriginal man, who approached the rehearsal of the play depicting a macaw from Amazon.

Another student who liked the joint work was Paolo Fernando Rabello, a 12-year-old who had been receiving cancer treatment for six months and was in his 6th year in a hospital class.

“I thought this drama was really great at my school. I was able to remember the myth and it was a huge learning experience for me, “said Paolo Fernando.

The hospital’s class reference teacher, Anna Elvira Santos, who works with children in physical education, commented on the students’ performance.

“Throughout the rehearsal, we worked on the physical autonomy of each student. They were able to translate the knowledge they had learned in an interdisciplinary way, through distinct body language. “

Joyce Wanzella, a toy player in the hospital’s humanization sector, was one of the professionals who made a special contribution to the play. He highlighted the importance of the project.

“Such initiatives, in addition to assessing regional culture, expand children’s knowledge of the uniqueness of the Amazon. I am very happy to be able to participate in this activity, “he said.

For Natacha Cardoso, coordinator of the Permanent Education Center for Children’s Oncology, the event was an effective way to diversify education and spread knowledge of Amazon culture.

“The activity deviates from the traditional teaching style and allows students to experience different environments through art and learn more about the wider Amazon culture,” he observed.

Pró-Saúde, manager of Children’s Oncological Hospital, encourages and develops partnerships that promote education as part of the care of children during hospital care. With the discovery of cancer, many children will have to drop out of school in the conventional model for treatment.

In partnership with the State Department of Education (Seduc), hospital classes for children’s oncology have been maintained since 2015, and about 22 students are currently enrolled in various stages of education.

Written by Emanuel Jadir


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