The Helen O' Grady Drama Academy In Lagos Islands, Nigeria, Inspires And Encourages Children, And, Adults From A Diverse Cross-Section Of Nationalities And Cultures.
Using An International Curriculum, The Academy Aims To Develop Confidence, Self Esteem, Communication And Performance Skills.
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It was 3 weeks of fun and excitement at Summer Stage School 2011 in the Lagos Islands, our superstars had a different presentation each week, "The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe", "How The Lion Got It's Roar" and "The Emperor and The Nightingale".
Dear Principals, Bloggers, Parents and Superstars,
My dream upon arriving in Lagos in 2008 was to inspire, encourage and develop not only the performing arts, but to assist in the development of young people in terms of building their self confidence and self esteem.
I have been priviledged to be the principal of the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Lagos - Islands for 2 1/2 years, with our student base developing to almost 600 students attending classes every week!
However I have been aware of the need to reach more people, empower more skills development, and give back more to the community; a task which has needed more hands and talents to accomplish.
I am therefore thrilled to share with you an exciting new development for the Academy. The Society Of Performing Arts In Nigeria (SPAN) whose main purpose is the development and upliftment of the permforming arts in Nigeria will be taking the Academy under it's wings and with it's driving force behind it will assist the academy in reaching new heights.
How will this affect you, your school and classes?
Classes will continue as per normal, with regular teachers. SPAN will be offering additional classes, workshops, holiday programmes and productions to assist your child (and yourself) to develop even further and reach your full potential.
I will continue to teach, train teachers, direct and produce stage productions.
As always, the Helen O' Grady Drama Academy is known for impacting lives through drama and to maintain the standard we are known for, our drama gurus are constantly trained to give the best to our superstars.
The year 2011 started with an in-service training of teachers and principals in Capetown, so as to empower them for an exciting term this year.