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Term 4 Workshop Booking

The Power of Storytelling 

The Power of Story Telling is an eight-week online course centred on enhancing student’s articulation, public speaking skills, acting and imagination. Students will create stories, become characters and learn how to express both themselves, and their stories, clearly and passionately. These skills will support students’ ability to articulate their feelings and improve their communication skills. As they construct stories and share them with their peers, students will learn to collaboratively harness their creativity in ways they never knew before. 

  • Recommended Age Group: K-2

  • Lesson Duration: 50 mins each week x 8 weeks

  • Key Learning Outcome: DRAS1.2 - conveys story, depicts events and expresses feelings by using the elements of drama and the expressive skills of movement and voice. 

  • Technology Requirement: a laptop or tablet device with Zoom App installed and working webcam. 

Weekly schedule and course outline:

  • Week 1. Introduction and The Power of Story Telling

  • Week 2. The Power of Voice  – Julia Donaldson

  • Week 3. The Power of Voice (cont.) – Julia Donaldson

  • Week 4. The Power of Movement – Julia Donaldson

  • Week 5. The Power of Movement (cont.) – Julia Donaldson

  • Week 6. The Power of Characters 

  • Week 7.  How to create a story

  • Week 8.  Story sharing and Performance

Playwright & Performance

Developing their writing and speaking skills, students will learn how to write a short script, embody different characters and enhance their ability to communicate themselves. Throughout this eight-week course, students will explore a character’s backstory, and investigate their feelings and motives. They will be encouraged to improve their empathy and ability to look at a scenario from multiple different perspectives. The course will culminate in the writing of an original script, with students embodying their own character; and refining their acting, articulation and overall public speaking. 

  • Recommended Age Group: Y3-6

  • Lesson Duration: 50 mins each week x 8 weeks

  • Key Learning Outcome: DRAS3.2 - Interprets and conveys dramatic meaning by using the elements of drama and a range of movement and voice skills in a variety of drama forms. 

  • Technology Requirement: a laptop or tablet device with Zoom App installed and working webcam. 

Weekly schedule and course outline:

  • Week 1: Introduction to Playwright and Performance

  • Week 2: Voice and Movement

  • Week 3: What is a monologue?

  • Week 4: What is a monologue? (Cont)

  • Week 5: Character Creation 

  • Week 6: Character Creation (Cont)

  • Week 7: Monologue Writing

  • Week 8: Performance 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Olivia

I love everything about the drama class, it is so fun! I love sharing a story using my voice and acting it out!

Jo

My daughter has been looking forward to the drama class every Friday. She really enjoyed it and it is such a great program for building kids' confidence and public speaking skills with lots of fun!

Sera

Drama class is one of my favorite lessons because it helps me better use my voice, expression and movement to  share an interesting story. I am more confident at my speaking and acting, and I have a lot more great ideas in monologue!