Friday, 20 July 2012

Drama classes in school

Students in Northland Primary are busy rehearsing "The Sweetest Music" drama story.  They are seen here preparing for the Emperor's Feast. 

Friday, 6 July 2012

Helen O'Grady Production Hong Kong - The Pied Piper

Two classes from Chan's Creative Primary School in Hong Kong put together a year-end production for their family day which was well attended by family and friends. The Lower Primary presented "Aladdin Lost His Lamp" incorporating many movements and a Persian dance while the Upper students presented "The Pied Piper." 

Village folks at the market square

Aladdin - "Where's my Lamp?"

What's the problem in Hamelin?

The Pied Piper returns to demand his $1,000.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Helen O'Grady in Kuala Lumpur

Helen O'Grady, founder of the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy and husband Steve Griffiths, retired CEO of the Academy was on a stopover visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 19th - 21st 2012. 

Retired CEO Steve Griffiths and Founder Helen O'Grady

Jilin Composite class - EFL learners

It was an enjoyable experience having spent time with Helen Liang, a trained Helen O'Grady Drama Teacher and her assistant teacher Sally in one of their composite classes in Jilin, north-east of China. Jilin branch of Dreamaker started teaching drama in March 2011.

This vibrant group of 7 to 10 year olds were having a blast reciting their lines and acting them out with their teachers!  The theme of the lesson "Dinosaurs, Reptiles, Frogs and Toads" gave the students a chance to move from pre-historic times to current age!

As non-speakers of the English Language, these students embraced the fun, and acted out various speech lines in addition to the improvisation!  Here's what they said in this picture -
"Chocolate Ice-cream, Strawberry Ice-Cream, what a treat!"

1998 CHIJ Kellock Upper Primary Students

1998 CHIJ Kellock Upper Primary Students
FIRST in-school enrichment program started in 1998 in CHIJ Kellock with this Upper Primary class. 11 years later, drama classes are conducted worldwide as an after-school activity in many schools. Visit us on our website