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Drama for Primary 1 – 2

Weekly Classes for Children

Introduction

This drama class for children in Primary 1–2 is a fun and energetic class which explores lots of different types of drama. It is taught using a collaborative curriculum that ensures we cover a wide range of skills and techniques.

Each term our students go on a creative journey guided by the class tutor based on a theme or idea which is explored using games, practical drama activities and discussion. The aim is that the young people not only develop creative skills but also undertake personal and social learning related to their interests and understanding of the world.

The students’ creativity and imagination is central to the experience we provide for this age group. We also focus on the development of new skills. In the primary classes these include voice, movement and dance, improvisation, storytelling and creating characters.

During the year, our primary students have opportunities to work towards short performances for both their peer group and also for an invited audience of family and friends. These aim to provide a chance for the young people to experience the devising, rehearsing and performance of theatre.

Throughout all our primary drama activities we find opportunities for discussion and feedback. We aim to deepen learning through reflecting on experiences and opinions.

Most of all, we want the young people attending our primary classes to enjoy their time with us and thrive in the supportive environment that we provide.

Saturday class, 9am–10.30am

Please select this booking link to book your place on the course. The course tuition fees are for a full year and can be paid in instalments.

Sunday class, 11.15am–12.45pm

Please select this booking link to book your place on the course. The course tuition fees are for a full year and can be paid in instalments.

We also offer a Musical Theatre from Primary 1 – 2 class – please click here for more information.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this course before you book it, please get in touch with us at lifelong@rcs.ac.uk or 0141 270 8213.

Introduction

This drama class for children in Primary 1–2 is a fun and energetic class which explores lots of different types of drama. It is taught using a collaborative curriculum that ensures we cover a wide range of skills and techniques.

Each term our students go on a creative journey guided by the class tutor based on a theme or idea which is explored using games, practical drama activities and discussion. The aim is that the young people not only develop creative skills but also undertake personal and social learning related to their interests and understanding of the world.

The students’ creativity and imagination is central to the experience we provide for this age group. We also focus on the development of new skills. In the primary classes these include voice, movement and dance, improvisation, storytelling and creating characters.

During the year, our primary students have opportunities to work towards short performances for both their peer group and also for an invited audience of family and friends. These aim to provide a chance for the young people to experience the devising, rehearsing and performance of theatre.

Throughout all our primary drama activities we find opportunities for discussion and feedback. We aim to deepen learning through reflecting on experiences and opinions.

Most of all, we want the young people attending our primary classes to enjoy their time with us and thrive in the supportive environment that we provide.

Saturday class, 9am–10.30am

Please select this booking link to book your place on the course. The course tuition fees are for a full year and can be paid in instalments.

Sunday class, 11.15am–12.45pm

Please select this booking link to book your place on the course. The course tuition fees are for a full year and can be paid in instalments.

We also offer a Musical Theatre from Primary 1 – 2 class – please click here for more information.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this course before you book it, please get in touch with us at lifelong@rcs.ac.uk or 0141 270 8213.

Course outline

Each week the class will begin with a physical and vocal warm up – we want our young students to be comfortable and ready to express themselves in the rehearsal room with their fellow students.

Led by an experienced drama course leader with years of educational experience, the children will work on a series of practical exercises each week, designed to build their confidence and enable them to develop effective communication tools to work with one other in creating small performance pieces.

The curriculum is written and set by drama tutors who have been involved in the delivery of children’s education at the Royal Conservatoire’s Centre for Lifelong Learning for many years. It is a collaborative and dynamic curriculum which encourages student-centred learning that is meaningful, purposeful and relates to the real world.

The course runs for the full academic year (Sept-June) and there will be short sharings during the year for parents to observe the progress the children are making in class.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 





James McAvoy Drama Scholarships

Bafta-winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy is committed to nurturing the creative potential of young Scots who experience barriers to access and participate in drama at RCS Lifelong Learning.

James is a graduate of the BA Acting programme at RCS and Patron of the Junior Conservatoire of Drama. The Glasgow-born actor has funded the new James McAvoy Drama Scholarships to enable young people to experience the world-class drama training at RCS as he did.

The scholarship aims to support applicants who would otherwise find meeting the cost of tuition fees at RCS a barrier to accessing pre-Higher Education drama training at the Royal Conservatoire.

More information about the James McAvoy Drama Scholarship.



Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements to this open access course. Don’t worry if your child hasn’t tried a class like this before, the course leader will adapt the curriculum to ensure every child is involved and gets as much out of the course as possible.

If you have any questions about this class, please get in touch with us at lifelong@rcs.ac.uk

Preparing for your course

No previous drama experience is required for these classes but enthusiasm, energy and an interest in trying new things is essential.

Students should dress in comfortable clothing and be willing to work barefoot if required.

The Royal Conservatoire’s cafe will be open during these classes, though students are encouraged to bring snacks and water with them.

 

At a glance...

Drama for Primary 1 – 2 Sundays, 11.30am - 1pm 20190623 400 Application Deadline: 20180901

Term dates and tuition fees

This course is for the full academic year and tuition fees can be paid in instalments.

Term 1: 8 September – 16 December 2018 (excluding 13/14 and 20/21 October): 13 weeks

Term 2: 12 January – 24 March 2019 (excluding 10 February): 10 weeks

Term 3: 20 April – 23 June 2019 (excluding 26 May): 9 weeks

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look.

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.