Media features 2nd Graders of Worthington Hooker School kicking off Matilda!

Having just read the book Matilda, the 2nd Grade Students of Worthington Hooker School held a “Town
Meeting” to perform an original song they wrote which is inspired by the themes of Matilda. Copies of the book,
Matilda were distributed by the Shubert to the school library of each of New Haven’s 31 K-8 schools.
The Matilda program also includes partnerships with the New Haven Public Library and Read To Grow to promote
literacy through the book, Matilda, and the live stage production, “Matilda The Musical.” The Shubert will offer
fun, comprehensive education programs to young readers in the main branch of the New Haven Public Library. The
program will include topics based on themes from the Matilda book including how Matilda overcomes challenges
at home and at school through reading, educational art projects, and more. Saturday sessions at the New Haven
Public Library are formatted for young readers in 3rd-5th grade and will run on March 28; April 11, 18, 25; May 2
and 9. This program is offered free and open to the public.
First Niagara is the presenting sponsor of the Shubert Theatre’s presentation of Matilda The Musical (May 16-23)
along with all educational and outreach programs associated with the show.
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