Drama workshop in Poland. The students and teachers are preparing a funny version of a traditional legend of Golden Duck. We are supported by a proffessional actress: Ms Monika Zaborska. Drama workshop is a great fun for everybody!
After writing the legend script, we decided to integrate some drama games and exercises which would allow our students to project their voices on stage more efficiently and less stressfully. These activities included a high energy warm-up, student volume test, imitation games, clean transitions, watching films with excellent children as actors (e.g. Wonder) and playing psychological games such as find the liar. These ideas were found either on the internet after some research or suggested by our drama teacher, Mr Spathis.
With the help of some drama exercises the students practiced important mimes and movements in order to be more involved in the scenario. These exercises also helped our students warm up and feel more relaxed about acting.
In May students started to practice texts and pronunciation for the school play Peter Klepec with English teacher. Drama teacher was improving the students’ drama skills by rehearsing the movements, the mimic, the dances and the volume of the speeches on the stage.
The students are rehearsing their play which will come to performance in front of the whole school at the end of July, just before the school breaks up for their summer holidays.
Firtstly, the students tried out their own ideas and then with the guidance of two class teachers, the main roles were chosen and other roles were added. Students not involved in acting are planning out the stage equipment, lighting and make-up. Others are summarizing the script into German and creating quizzes so that the younger audience will be able to follow the play as well.