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Why Drama?

Does acting and drama help build children's soft skills?

Drama Builds Confidence

Even the shyest of students take just a few weeks to gently build up their self-esteem until before long they are confident to take a full and active part in sessions – a few weeks is all it takes.

Drama Helps Concentration

In every session students are encouraged to listen to each other’s ideas and thoughts, and to take turns. These activities allow students to recognise the value of concentration; a skill that is vital in the world outside their home.

Drama Helps Develop Language & Communication Skills

Learning new games, studying text, learning lines, creating your own scripts and improvising all contribute to a child’s developing vocabulary. They are encouraged to express themselves both verbally and through facial expressions and body language which is key to making them better and more effective communicators.

Encourages Co-Operation

From playing drama games to improvisation to performing together, drama requires co-operation. Learning to work in a team is essential for young people- learning how to focus on the bigger picture and work for the greater good is an excellent life lesson.

Understand The World Around You

We explore a range of different themes and introduce students to different real and imaginary situations each week, sparking their interest in the world in which they live and making them more inquisitive (and therefore more interesting!) people.

DRAMA IS FUN!

The drama classroom provides a safe environment for the students to have fun. It allows the student to free themselves from the self-conscious constraints we’re so often put under in our daily life. There is no right or wrong way of doing things- as long as you’re trying, you’re learning.

Develop Emotional Intelligence

By encouraging students to ‘act out’ a range of emotions in the safe and supportive environment of a drama class, students are better able to understand their emotions and develop empathy with others.

DRAMA ASSISTS PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT

In each session we create simple movement sequences and play drama games – all designed to help students gain mastery over their own growing bodies.

DRAMA DEVELOPS CREATIVITY

Creative people are able to view things in new ways and from different perspectives, to think on their feet and generate new ideas – this is a vital life skill.

DRAMA NURTURES FRIENDSHIPS

By its very nature drama has the ability to create strong friendships between students as they laugh, learn and grow together week after week after week!

 

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