How the Day Works
After registration the group (generally up to a maximum of 30 children) spends 15-20 minutes learning vocal and movement exercises designed to build their confidence and encourage them to work together. Our technique is specifically designed to enable children who may have reading difficulties to actively participate in the play. The children do not receive copies of the script as lines are given orally by the director. The day culminates in a performance of approximately 15 minutes to the rest of the school allowing the children to share their work. Lots of our schools choose to invite parents too.
What the Children Learn
- Exploring how young people can use their voice, movement and expression in role play and drama.
- Expressing and communicating ideas, thoughts and feelings through role play and drama.
- Responding to performance, and presenting drama and stories to others
- Adapt and sustain different roles, experimenting with movement, expression and voice
- Individual confidence and public speaking
- Teamwork and awareness of others
- Broaden an understanding of the world by learning about human acitivities and achievements in the past and present
- Understanding of history / topical issues
Comments from OFSTED and teachers
Great fun, exciting, lots of information learned in the process of performing ‘A Play in a Day’. Our children had a wonderful day working on their Olympics play – and the audience thoroughly enjoyed it too. Thank you Konflux.
- Lesley Hartley, Buxworth Primary School, Derbyshire
I am writing to say how successful our recent Play in a day workshop was. We chose the e-safety play as it fit in with current work going on in school. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day while learning vital e-safety information. This is active learning at its best and the perfect medium for this topic. The children loved performing the play for the other classes and their parents - who were also very impressed.
Please pass on our thanks to the workshop leader, who was professional and motivational.
We will definitely be booking you again in the future.
- Kath Gleave, St Patrick's RC Primary School, Preston
Wow what a brilliant day my class had with Matt. He was fantastic and such a good teacher, keeping the class engaged all day. His manner and enthusiasm kept them on task which in turn, prevented any issues with behaviour.
Our topic at the moment is ancient Egypt, so this play really fitted in with what we are doing. I was especially impressed with the way he involved the quieter children in the play, they all had parts and words to say. The children left the day feeling that they had achieved something of value and in the process also had a lot of fun. The rest of the school were also impressed by the finished result.
- Tracey Kay, Wharrier Street Primary School, Newcastle upon Tyne
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