‘Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment’ Maria Montessori
Why use improvisation in schools?
Improvisation develops listening and communication skills, teamwork, empathy and trust. It ignites spontaneity, improves lateral thinking and encourages creativity. Even in young children, improvisation can help to develop self-awareness, self-efficacy and self-confidence while increasing critical and creative problem solving skills.
Primary Schools Workshop
Our 1-hour workshop brings improvisation into the classroom through a series of games and exercises devised to suit each age group and developmental stage. We offer a workshop suitable for primary school children years 1-6 that can be tailored to the particular needs of the group, theme or topic.
The workshop focuses on communication, listening and teamwork and development of storytelling and literacy skills. As well as storytelling through spoken word, children are encouraged to explore narrative with their bodies and faces in exercises that focus on physical expression and self-discovery.
As an experienced improviser, in-school drama coach and qualified Montessori teacher, Faye will work with the class teacher to ensure that the children and have a memorable, educational and fun experience. For more information or to set up a meeting to discuss your requirements, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“My Year 1 class thoroughly enjoyed the drama workshop on the topic ‘Hot and Cold Climates’. The children participated with enthusiasm and it provided them with an opportunity to express themselves through movement and drama.”
“Faye from Story Kitchen Impro did an excellent job engaging our children in some exciting drama activities. Even the quieter children came out of their shells and participated with enthusiasm. They all left the session with huge smiles, chatting exitedly about all they had done!”
“Thank you so much for coming in on Friday to do the drama workshop! The children (and staff too!) really enjoyed it. We would happily recommend you to other schools and re-book you in the future.”
“We often ask (our Beavers) what they enjoyed during the previous year and what activities and badges they enjoyed. The Creative Badge came up lots and lots and several mentioned when they had to imagine different planets. Good work Faye. Thank you.”