It’s a rite of passage for Kapālama campus fifth graders to research, write, and act in a play based on historical events. In a musical journey through time, the students explore the events and issues of the past and connect them with the present.
This year, the students – with help from their teachers – learned all about the creation of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its famous voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa as they produced their play, “Mālama Honua,” (to care for our Island Earth).
The haumāna gave three performances before audiences of elementary school students, families and staff members. Special guests included the original crew members of the Hōkūleʻa.