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Pupils of Atlantic Hall School thrill with Joseph and the Amazing Colour Coat

The story of Joseph and the multicoloured coat bought for him by his father, which almost cost him his life and separation him from his family for many years, is not strange to many. Performing the story from beginning to the end on stage and by children was the amazing thing that happened recently.

The musical drama that lasted for about an hour and half had a cast of 98 children and showcased scenes from when Joseph’s father who had 12 sons, bought a multicolored coat for joseph as his favourite son and how it stirred the brothers’ jealousy. As a result they wanted to kill him but eventually sold him to the Ishmaelite’s who took him to Egypt and sold him to King Pharaoh’s household.

Pharaoh’s wife framed him up for refusing to sleep with her and he was sent to prison but the gift of interpreting dreams brought him out as Pharaoh had dreams his magician could not interpret, but learnt Joseph could do it. Pharaoh made him the second in command over all the land of Egypt and destiny brought his family back to re-unite with him by the virtue of the new position he occupied and the famine in their land.

Some of the moral lessons portrayed in the drama are truth, forgiveness, love and other salient points worthy of emulation, according to the General HOD Art, Music and Design and the Coordinator of the play, Mr. Ayodele Ajala. On how they managed the somewhat large cast for a hitch-free performance, Ajala said, “It takes the grace of God and dedication and the ability to move the children to become what they want to become. Besides, I have been doing this in the past 30 years and as a professional you just get used to it and the love I have for children makes it easy. These young ones need to be developed to take over the industry and someone must do it”.

The principal and CEO of Atlantic Hall, Mr. Andrews Jedras appreciated all present for making out time to watch the student’s performance as all the efforts would be futile without their presence. He added, “At Atlantic Hall, we do not only seek to improve the academic but the social, cultural and moral value of the students”.

The play was sponsored by VDT Communications, FCMB, Ultimate Law Firm, New Horrizon, Akbol Catering, YOMBEE Ventures among others.

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