IMPORTANT NOTES FOR YEAR AHEAD
Secondary School programmes began this week with Step up to Secondary a programme designed to compliment secondary school induction week for 1st year students, followed by Transition Year Team building and preparation for Mini Company programmes alongside the various Enterprise Educational Boards. Prefect and Monitoring Training will also feature this week. Primary School workshops and classes will commence in September also. Montessori drama all resume over the next few week.
Speech & Drama Classes– Most of our classes are now fully booked for the coming terms 207/18 however we do have some exceptions – please do follow through with a call to discuss further. We operate a waiting list and would be delighted to answer any questions you may have in relation to Speech & Drama.
The exam system we work with is through the Irish Board of Speech & Drama which offers focus and progression as young people get older so that by the time they are 17-18, the exam syllabus will have facilitated them in gaining a huge understanding of the richness of literature (verse, prose, and drama), and how words can be brought to life and to their full meaning through vocal and physical interpretation.
Our syllabus demonstrates HOW your voice gestures movement and facial expression contribute to your ability to communicate with sincerity conviction and meaning. We encourage young people to understand through practical application, how for example, a pause in just the right place in a piece of drama can make an audience laugh, or cry or simply understand.