Once upon a time a thousand years ago, some children acted out an exciting hero tale from a story they had heard from the tribes storyteller the night before. All their lives, make believe had been one of their natural kinds of play; but now they gave it form in story dramatisation.
Winifred Ward (artist – teacher – writer – leader)
Creative drama has been around for a long time, and although things have changed considerably over the centuries, the benefits to children from drama skills workshops are the same. The process of bringing a character to life is a wonderfully fulfilling and freeing experience.
* Fun – Just plain fun!
* Experience thinking creatively and independently.
* Practise in strongly motivated social cooperation
* Develop an understanding of people who have different viewpoints.
* Controlled emotional release.
* Experience in thinking on one’s feet.
* Expressing ideas clearly and fearlessly.
Drama is a wonderful way for children to learn social skills. It offers a safe environment for social development through role play. These valuable life skills increase self-esteem and confidence in an individual. Acting out scenes, using role play, developing imagination through story devising can also be a great outlet for bright but not academically minded children. These activities can also give a feeling of achievement to children who struggle with school work. Another of the many benefits of Drama work in schools is its flexibility; workshops can be linked with, English, Music, History, Art etc. Theatre in education is an established and effective approach to learning.
This makes it a marvellous vehicle for general knowledge. As with all of our activities they can be adapted to suit you. We can offer workshops from an hour to a morning or all day session. We look forward to hearing from you.