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Port Elizabeth - Role Play Equips Our Children

South Africa
04 June

The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy has a unique and special way of building incredible learning outcomes into the curriculum without placing performance pressure on our students!  A fair amount of role play takes place in each lesson - sometimes scripted and sometimes improvised, and sometimes individually and sometimes in pair or groups.  

Role play is incredibly powerful when it comes to nurturing skills, and eventually learning outcomes, such as social awareness; problem solving; team work; awareness of one's natural responses as well as awareness of how others respond in situations; building compassion and empathy; leadership and many more.  All these skills are crucial in ensuring our children become young adults able to function well in society, and adapt to an ever-changing and challenging world.

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""Lara était très bruyante et agitée, mais au cours de sa classe de Grade 1, nous avons remarqué qu'elle a commencé à devenir un peu introvertie et plus timide. Nous l’avons inscrite à l'académie de théâtre Helen O'Grady dans l'espoir que cela l'aiderait à améliorer son discours et la rendrait plus confiante. Bien qu'elle soit encore un peu timide, elle a fleuri tout en faisant le théâtre. Son ..."

- Parent, Le Cap, Afrique du Sud