This high energy workshop introduces students to the joy of dramatic story telling. The class will be abuzz with excitement.
A series of scaffolded exercises help students develop devising skills to tell stories of their own creation. Students work towards performance on stage using narration, mime, voice and movement. The workshop culminates in the students working together to create and present their tale.
Bonus outcome: teachers leave with practical, fun drama activities that support confidence, creativity and literacy.
Devised by: Clint Bolster
Directed by: Clint Bolster
I would like to thank you for the creative inspiration you brought to our students. You had the ability to engage all year levels (yr 3-10). It took very little time for 'generally reserved' students to lose their inhibitions and participate fully with other older students they did not know. All the students came away with a sense of accomplishment and greater confidence in themselves.★★★★★
"Thank you so much for the wonderful work you have done with my Year 7 Drama Academy students this week. They were engaged and enthused from the very start. Your manner with and care of the group was inspiring. I observed higher order reflection, synthesis and analysis- making the learning deep and authentic (not to mean FUN!). The best of all was I go to see ALL my students SHINE!
Some of the student feedback included:-
“I love that it was different to other workshops!”
“Clint was hilarious and fun to work with. He made the experience comfortable from the start by giving us nicknames and fun activities. “
“He let us accept ourselves and know it’s okay to laugh at ourselves.”
“He made finding our inner clown real and doable!”
“We loved embracing the humour.”
“He gave us a reason to SMILE!”
Again thanks Clint for a series of dynamic, engaging and well run workshops that have ‘value added’ to my class!" ★★★★★
We loved having Clint come to Haileybury to enthuse, entertain, energise and educate our Drama students. A warm and funny fellow, Clint warms up students with humour and a great sense of fun. He forms connections with boys and girls alike, before leading them into productive comic acting and mask workshops. We all loved Clint’s delightful manner and appreciated his intelligent and nurturing approach. Almost everyone raised their hands high and fast whenever volunteers were sought, obviously enthusiastic to try the new skills and tasks being introduced. Clint engaged students from Years 5 to 12, with his gifted sense of timing and his creativity. He brings out the best of students as they explore Mask and Clowning. Audiences were treated to some excellent theatre, from peers performing with Basal and Shaun masks, within Clint’s teacher-led scenarios. Clint runs a well-structured class. He is flexible and intuitive, a fine educator and a genuine, supportive and easy-going person to deal with. We were all inspired by the energy and time Clint shared with us here at Haileybury. I highly recommend him!★★★★★