Are you a school leader / teacher wanting to inject some creativity into your curriculum? Do you have children in your school / classes who strongly dislike writing and / or lack confidence forming ideas? Look no further!
In Autumn 2019 and Spring 2020 I am offering monster-themed creative writing and art courses! We will be:
- making puppets
- designing a set
- making props for the puppets
- co-writing a script including all puppets
- performing the puppet show
These courses focus on:
- confidence with writing
- confidence forming ideas
- group-work skills: negotiation / compromise / assertiveness
- creative expression with paint / sculpture / acting
- public speaking / performance
I work with small groups (from 6 to 10 students per group) to develop stories that all the students care about. We build the script through consensus decision-making and role-play and spend time negotiating and compromising. Once we have built the start of the script, we decide what props / setting are needed and start to make these. We then act out the first part of the script and record it. We discuss what went well in Act 1 / what needs work. We rewrite / edit Act 1 and then start to write Act 2; create props, setting for this. We repeat the same process for Act 3. We then perform the final show! For a more detailed description of the above process, see My Teaching Methods.
I have experience working with students with SEN and I can tailor courses to suit specific class / teacher needs.
These courses work best as 10 hour courses (split between a few days, e.g. 2 hours each morning for 5 days), but again, I am happy to discuss this and tailor to individual class / teacher needs. Prices start from £150 per 2 hours.