Monday, December 13, 2010

In The Spirit Of Christmas

It was a captivating moment at The White Dove School on the 11th of December 2010, as our Superstars displayed their talents in a presentation titled ''How The Lion Got It's Roar''.

          Merry Christmas Friends

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Potjiekos Competition Live In Lagos Nigeria.

The fabulous drama guru's of Helen O' Grady Drama Academy in the Lagos Islands, Nigeria are at it again! They haven't stopped at just impacting lives, they have also resorted to showcasing their culinary skills! This year the drama guru's joined other South African competitors in their annual Potjiekos competition on 2nd October, 2010.It was FUN all through the event.
                                          The Chefs.

Our Stand. 

Getting Ready To Dramatically Thrill The Audience.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Helen O' Grady Lagos Islands At Netherlands International School Lagos Nigeria

The begining of term 1 2010/2011 took a dramatic turn at The Netherlands International School Lagos Nigeria as the Helen O' Grady Drama Academy Lagos Islands launched its programme at the school.  The Upper Primary class was full of smiles and excitement as the students WOWED their teacher with their confidence and enthusiasm!

                                          We are Fabulous!

Mrs Marjoleine leading the students through their speech skills training 

Superstars in training!

Curriculum Get Together

Hurray another term begins and staff of Helen O' Grady Lagos Islands have come together once again to deliberate on how to dramatically develop skills whilst having fun. At the Academy learning is FUN! At the Academy children love drama and teachers love to impact knowledge.

Two teachers of the Drama Academy (Charlotte and Gill) during the curriculum get together

Hmm! we impact life through drama from the rear Marjoleine, Lalainya, Gill, Marianne (Principal of the Academy) Charlotte and Betty.

Hurray it's a new term again

The principal of the Helen O' Grady Drama Academy Marianne Terblanche putting the teachers through the curriculum for the new term (Term 1 2010/2011)

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus is a source of great interest to the children on a tour of the museum...especially the priceless mask.

However...there is the ‘Curse’ to watch out well as statues and mummies that ‘come alive’! Not a place you want to spend the night.....

The Week 2 of the Summer Stage School culminated in a scripted stage play titled 'CURSE OF THE PHAROAHS'.

We are going to see King Tutankamen’s tomb. The show opened with the song 'We are all going on a school outing..... We’ve seen it on the website now lets go and see if its true.... fun for me and you!'

We are the museum guards, we are here to make sure the priceless jewels of Cairo are not stolen.

Are they real statues? They look scary to me..... OR are they out to get the priceless jewels of the Pharoahs? Lets go and find out.

This is how we do it. Whole cast screaming whilst dancing THRILLER.  

'How The Lion Got It's Roar'

Week 1 of the Summer Stage School culmimated in a scripted performance titled 'How The Lion Got It's Roar'
The scene was set with a wonderful backdrop done by Ms. Anna, with our lion dancing in front.

The wedding party in the play :-The Great Chief, Mama Themba, Tolula and Sipho.

The animals in the play (Lion, Zebras, Giraffes, Black Birds, Yellow Birds, Crocodiles, Monkeys and Tigers)



Summer Stage School 2010

The Summer Stage School 2010 kicked off with WEEK 1 on the 12th of July, 2010 with four hours daily of intensive singing, acting and dancing ( with Dance Dynamics) and then WEEK 2 on the 19th of July. Each week's programme culminated in a 20 minutes stage performance.

We even got to celebrate a birthday.
Esther-10 years old.

Having fun with our outdoor team challenge.

Children Of Discovery House Montessori Lagos Nigeria

Upper Elementary children of Discovery House Montessori before their stage performance of 'The Bold Buccaneers'

Lower Elementary children preparing for their presentation 'The Snake Charmer'

The Bridging class performed and old  folk-tale called 'The Big Turnip'

The Old Farmer and His Wife.

Mighty Mouse who saved the day!

Children International School. Lagos Nigeria.

At the end of the academic year 09/10, the extra-curricular dramatic children of Children International School Lagos Nigeria presented short scripted plays for friends and family.

Monday Upper Primary students presenting 'Maximum Speed. Here seen, ships crew preparing for disaster whilst under alien attack.

Thursday Upper Primary students presenting 'Storyland'
Here seen, Goldilocks and Simple Simon consoling The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe.

Thursday Lower Primary students presenting 'The Snake Charmer'

Monday Lower Primary students presenting 'Chicken Hearted Fox' 

St Saviour's End Of Term Presentation

Everyone lives happily and works on Farmer and Mrs Giles’ farm.

Freddy and Frances Fox wait patiently until they settled down for the night to come and steal their chickens, as they are veeeerrrryyy hungry!

Freddy Fox is not very brave, so will they get a good and hearty chicken meal, or will they get caught?
Lower primary children of St Saviours School Ikoyi Lagos Nigeria, thrilled parents and friends whilst showcasing their skills developed during the term, with a play titled The Chicken Hearted Fox.

Will the Creators (Director, Producer and Writer) change all our well known fairytales?
Upper primary children showcased their talents whilst performing this humorous play titled 'Storyland'


Lagos Preparatory School Recital Evening

There was no dull moment at the recital evening of the Lagos Preparatory School held at the school premises on the 30th of June, 2010. Which brought parents and friends alike to watch as the Helen O’ Grady drama students did what they know how to do best.

The presentation showcased the lower primary students performing 'The Snake Charmer'  and the upper primary students performing 'Maximum Speed' and every moment was FUNFILLED.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Aladdin Pantomime

It was a sight to behold as children from different cultural backgrounds and countries came together in the spirit of oneness to appreciate the rich culture of Nigeria. The venue was Children International School Lagos islands Nigeria and the occasion was the presentation of the Aladdin pantomime. The children unleashed their dramatic spirit as they thrilled parents and friends alike with their mind blowing presentation ‘Aladdin'. Well done super stars!