Thursday, November 21, 2013

Expression Mouvement , confidence, imagination at it s best

Today , I experience moments of joy as a Helen o Grady drama teacher .....fun fun fun....my talented stars brilliantly expressed strong and light mouvements in our dance section and rendered the no meat thanks improvisation with such dexterity .... I was so proud of them...there is nothing like expression , drama, and confidence ..... Watch them in those fantastic pictures

Sunday, September 8, 2013

SPAN seeks to affect lives positively

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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Drama at American International School Lagos

its the first class of the new term at A.I.








S.L and the children are all fired up....scenes of their snippet.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Benefits of Drama in school

The Benefits of Drama Education












Research reveals the positive impact of drama on a student’s
Physical, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Development

♦ Self-Confidence: Taking risks in class and performing for an audience teach students to trust their
ideas and abilities. The confidence gained in drama applies to school, career, and life.

♦ Imagination: Making creative choices, thinking of new ideas, and interpreting familiar material in
new ways are essential to drama. Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

♦ Empathy: Acting roles from different situations, time periods, and cultures promotes compassion and
tolerance for others’ feelings and viewpoints.

♦ Cooperation/Collaboration: Theatre combines the creative ideas and abilities of its participants.
This cooperative process includes discussing, negotiating, rehearsing, and performing.

♦ Concentration: Playing, practicing, and performing develop a sustained focus of mind, body, and
voice, which also helps in other school subjects and life.

♦ Communication Skills: Drama enhances verbal and nonverbal expression of ideas. It improves
voice projection, articulation of words, fluency with language, and persuasive speech. Listening and
observation skills develop by playing drama games, being an audience, rehearsing, and performing.

♦ Problem    Solving: Students learn how to communicate the who, what, where, and why to the
audience. Improvisation fosters quick-thinking solutions, which leads to greater adaptability in life.

♦ Fun: Drama brings play, humor, and laughter to learning; this improves motivation and reduces stress.

♦ Emotional    Outlet: Pretend play and drama games allow students to express a range of emotions.
Aggression and tension are released in a safe, controlled environment, reducing antisocial behaviors.

♦ Relaxation: Many drama activities reduce stress by releasing mental, physical, and emotional tension.

♦ Self-Discipline: The process of moving from ideas to actions to performances teaches the value of
practice and perseverance. Drama games and creative movement improve self-control.

♦ Trust: The social interaction and risk taking in drama develop trust in self, others, and the process.

♦ Physical    Fitness: Movement in drama improves flexibility, coordination, balance, and control.

♦ Memory: Rehearsing and performing words, movements, and cues strengthen this skill like a muscle.

♦ Social    Awareness: Legends, myths, poems, stories, and plays used in drama teach students about
social issues and conflicts from cultures, past and present, all over the world.

♦ Aesthetic Appreciation: Participating in and viewing theatre raise appreciation for the art form. It
is important to raise a generation that understands, values, and supports theater’s place in society.