by: Janet Nwachukwu
During SPARC this spring I attended Mrs. O’Brien and Mrs. Huggin’s course; which was titled The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen. The course’s overall purpose was to join together every morning, learn a lesson, watch a movie and analyze it. Every morning when we all arrived we started off the day with a devotion, and then went into the full swing of things.
The first day of SPARC we watched Star Wars. Star Wars is an epic about a Jedi knight, a pilot, a Wookiee and two droids who join together to save the universe from the world’s destroying battle station. Along the way they must also save Princess Leia from Darth Vader.
The following day we watched High Noon. High Noon is about a retired marshal who decides to stay back to face an enemy instead of fleeing when he has the time to. The theme behind this movie is doing the right thing versus the wrong thing.
On the third day we watched My Fair Lady. It is about a lowly flower girl who transforms into a dignified lady when she is helped with her phonetics by a snobbish phonetics professor.
The next day we watched Empire of the Sun. This film was about a young English boy who struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
Last but not least on Friday we watched, Pride and Prejudice. This film falls under romance, love, and relationship. The title says it all; the film is about a proud man who falls in love with a prejudiced woman who is far under his class.
Throughout the week we got a chance to reflect on how each and every one of us had been holding up prior to the week before. The week before we had experienced something that had never happened at The Brook Hill School. God had called for one of our fellow soccer stars and staff member to come home. Unfortunately we were unprepared for such callings and to this very day are still in shock, but we can only trust God knows what he is doing. This week gave us a chance to vent on paper about how we felt in general and about the course itself. In my opinion I was angry and to a certain extent still am, but I’ve realized that some things will never be answered and I just have to trust that God knows what he is going. But overall this SPARC was a success and very enjoyable and relaxing, thanks to Mrs. O’Brien and Mrs. Huggins.