A middle school Jedi English Class turned a few heads at a local theater for a special morning screening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The students from Altimira Middle School took over Sonoma Cinemas for the special presentation.
“I loved it! I loved it a lot!” exclaimed Owen Van Zant, attending the screening dressed in a light-brown Jedi robe.
Instructor Bridget Paul began the unusual class several years ago, combining student enthusiasm for Star Wars with a rigorous curriculum. “Rogue One” was so satisfying,” she says, “and so totally entertaining. It was edge-of-your seat stuff for sure. I wasn’t expecting ‘Star Wars,’ exactly, but something sort of ‘Star Wars’-ish, and I got it.”
When asked if there would be a homework assignment after today’s activity, Paul smiled. “Of course there will,” she says. “After all, every new experience is another opportunity to learn.”