Drama is a great way of expressing one’s emotion, conveying messages and entertaining an audience. We realized children learn BEST when they’re allowed to speak their mind and act out their thoughts in a controlled environment with the guidance of our teachers. In drama, children are taught to express their emotions, act out scenes which makes them happy and come up with quick short one minute plays on their own.
In today’s lesson, they were first asked to take a slow walk on stage and strike a pose. It was lovely seeing the different characteristics of each individual child shine through! Some emulated models and played it cool, simply walking by and striking a pose, flicking their hair in a model-esque manner. Others let their enigmatic characteristics shine through by being police officers, boxers and kung-fu masters. There was also one student who had natural flexibility and talent in yoga, going straight into an upward-dog pose! She particularly shined again when during spontaneous acting time, she did a yoga stretch sequence on the spot!
The kids also showcased an innate feeling of knowing what makes people happy in the working world. One group in particular, when asked to talk about a happy idea, started discussing on getting promotions at job opportunities!
Drama class is also a great way for everyone to work together and learn to take instructions from the teachers. This is demonstrated by asking everyone to walk around slowly and in a proper manner. The kids who were able to follow these instructions well were then given a light tap on the shoulder and could then sit down and watch as their reward. Soon, all the kids quickly grasped the concept of it and not long after, we had a class of sitting happy students.
It was obvious that the kids truly enjoy drama class and once the added pent up energy was out of their system, they were able to sit down and start on their usual school work programs after.
Drama is enjoyed weekly here at BEST. Stay tuned for the next update of our Drama Filled Days!