Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Parent Day Presentations under way!

Heuwelkruin studio performing a cross-section of some of the work we do during the term, for their parents, family, and friends.







Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Put down the iPad,and come do Drama!!

Have just read a fascinating study on the effect the 'screen' age is having on children.

Screen time in young children is providing what psychologists are calling 'instant reward'. A reward without any effort or real learning. It prevents the development of perseverance, of initiative, and problem solving skills in the real world.

"If the neural pathways that control social and imaginative responses aren't developed in early childhood, it's difficult to revive them later. A whole generation could grow up without the mental ability to create their own fun, devise their own games and enjoy real friendships - all because of endless screen-time."

Drama classes are a fantastic and fun way to get children away from those screens for an hour, engaging with others, developing social skills, using their imaginations and communication skills!  Sign up today!


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3420064/Why-iPad-far-bigger-threat-children-realises-Ten-years-ago-psychologist-SUE-PALMER-predicted-toxic-effects-social-media-sees-worrying-new-danger.html#utm_sguid=140815,4a02520a-88a6-49b9-2c85-689686088668



Friday, March 18, 2016

Get ready for Term Two!

Term One is done and dusted! Ended with style - with our "Whacky Week".
Don't miss Term Two! Preparations for a Parent Day Presentation and a lot more fun to be had!



Thursday, March 3, 2016

developing problem solving skills

Our programme's 'snippets' segment teaches children to use their imagination and to problem-solve.  Students love the opportunity to develop a scene from a few starter sentences, and resolve in a satisfactory way.

Some of the girls working out their scene with the help of one of our highly trained teachers

These boys are ready to add actions to their scene

It is important to get the dialogue perfectly worked out first.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Welcome to our New Teacher!

Meet Yvonne who has started with us here in Bloemfontein this year. 

Yvonne is a graduate of the University of the Freestate, and was a Helen O'Grady student for eleven years - from Grade 2 to Matric! Here she is with our vibrant Friday Upper Primary class!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Term One. Improvisation and speech and dress-ups!

Term One is well under way. 

Improvisation - Scott and party on their way to the South Pole!

Oh the disappointment of finding someone had beaten them to it!

The Grade 1 - 3 classes love putting actions to spoken poems. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Classes and venues for 2016.



Our Studios

MONDAY  
Curro School Bloemfontein schoolgoers only
1:15 - 2:00pm Lower Primary (Gr1 - 3)
2:15 - 3:00pm Upper Primary (G4 - 7)  

MONDAY  
 Heuwelkruin NG Kerk. Lucas Steyn St. Heuwelsig
3:30 – 4:30pm Lower Primary
4:30 – 5:30pm Upper Primary

TUESDAY 
Universitas-Wes NG Kerk. De Bruin St. Universitas-Wes
3:30 – 4:30pm Combined class (Upper and Lower combined)
5:00 – 6:00pm Youth Theatre (for teenagers)

WEDNESDAY  
Curro School Bloemfontein only
2:15 - 3:00pm Youth Theater  

WEDNESDAY 
St James Church. Cnr Erns Jansen/Oscar Hoexter St. Heuwelsig
3:30 – 4:30pm Combined class (Upper and Lower combined)

THURSDAY
Brebner Primary schoolgoers only
1:45 – 2:45 Combined

 FRIDAY
St James Church. Cnr Erns Jansen/Oscar Hoexter St. Heuwelsig
2:30 – 3:30pm Lower Primary
3:30 – 4:30pm Upper Primary
4:30 – 5:30pm Youth Theatre

Enrollments open for 2016!


Friday, November 20, 2015

Tomorrow is the BIG day! Productions!!!

All it takes is an excited Youth Theater, some encouraging words over home-made costumes, and some Pirates!  





Saturday, October 3, 2015

"Everything you can imagine is real" - Pablo Picasso

"Logic will get you from A to Z, Imagination will get you everywhere"  - Albert Einstein

We encourage and develop practical use of imagination in our programme.



Brebner students having some heart to heart conversations with "Poppet".

Friday, August 7, 2015

Looking for more opportunities to help kids shine!

The more the merrier!  We want to afford some more children the opportunity to develop public speaking and performance skills through our wonderful programme.  Places open particularly in our Monday studio.