Fast forward to today. The show started after lunch, and Julie took some time off work to see it, so we all went over to the school together. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but it was really well put together. The gym was decorated, there was a spotlight, mikes, a sound system, electric guitars. There are some really talented kids in that school. And staff.
I have a little aside to tell here. It happened at the talent show, but doesn't really have to do with the talent show. We were sitting fairly close to the front and kids were filing in class by class. Jorja's class came in and her teacher came over to say hi. It turned out that she was having a shake for lunch, and Jorja told her that her Mom has those lots too. Her teacher replied that Julie had lost a lot of weight and was looking really good. She asked Jorja if she knew how much weight she had lost. Jorja said she didn't know, but made a gesture to her chest and said, "But these things aren't as pointy anymore." There's honesty for you.
Okay, back to the show. By the time the gym had filled up, it smelled like it was full of sweaty little kids. I'm not sure how many there were, but with 2 classes of each grade, it must have been at least 250 kids. Plus staff and some parents and family members. It was full. The first act was the principal and caretaker playing guitars and singing a rock version of The Lord's Prayer. They were really good. Then came a grade 4 girl who belted out Adele's Rolling in the Deep. She was really good too. Then came the reason we were there. Jorja came out in front of all those people and played her song. We were so proud of her.