Theatre, the imagined and enacted world of human beings, is one of the primary ways children and young people learn about life - about actions and consequences, about customs and beliefs, about others and themselves.
Participating in TYCs Primary Education Program will encourage and enable children and young people to experience the arts in active ways as creators, participants and audience members, while promoting their creative achievements in a holistic framework. Our programs are linked to the Australian National Curriculum, the QSA Drama Syllabus & the Essential Learnings. They are also based upon state, national and international research conducted in the area of arts education, in particular children and youth theatre. All programs can be assessed against the curriculum criteria by TYCs in-house QCT registered drama teacher. International studies have also found that arts education is important to the development of young minds and positively influences learning in other areas. Arts education can also help address social exclusion and assist the development of students with learning difficulties. Learning through the arts can create a more positive environment for students with artistic talents. In a TYC Program, students are involved in communicating ideas and information, and working with others and in teams. These activities are supported by collecting, analysing and organising information, planning and organising activities, solving problems and, when necessary to enhance the drama work, using technology, mathematical ideas and techniques. Creativity, interpretation, innovation and cultural understanding are all sought-after skills for new and emerging industries in the 21st century. Drama education provides students with the tools to develop these skills in an integrated manner.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING PROGRAM
THE GRUMPIEST BOY
Zachary Briddling dreams of being a king, riding a lion and making his favourite time of day – lunchtime – the main event at school. He dreams that the pictures he draws will have a life beyond the fridge door. But young Zachary bridles at ordinariness.....he is awfully middling. His hair sits quite fine. His teeth are aligned. His lines are expected, and his specs nonexistent. His mum reminds him of all the other places, filled with giants, and miniatures, and hairy things, and flying things – places where Zachary would not be middling at all. And so he sets out to stand out.
The Arts, Geography, History
English, Science, HPE,
Social & Emotional Learning
Rites of Passage
Sense of place
Persuasive, Information and Narrative Texts
Written by Australia’s leading children’s playwright, this play brings creatures of fantasy & familiar situations together in order for each individual to realise their own greatness. Finding what is unique about ones self is often bewildering. Zachary’s journey comes to a peak as he realizes that he is exceptional at something.
Director: Leigh Boswell
Featuring: Danielle Aquillina, Evelyn McGuinness and Tom Williams
Space requirements | 5 x 5 m space (in-door with power)
Availability: Term 1 - 4
Running Time: 50mins plus 10 min Q andA
Performance Price: $4.40 per student
Add a SEL Workshop exploring self awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship skills, social decision making skills.
IN-SCHOOL WEEKLY DRAMA LEARNING PROGRAM
Roll out the Red Carpet! Creatively explore the classroom curriculum through TYC’s scripted Australian History one-act play-texts, including Ned Kelly, The Wild Colonial Boy, Waltzing Matilda, The Man from Snowy River & many more. Students will travel though the dramatic process of rehearsing a one-act play with one of TYCs theatre directors & investigate kinaesthetically their subject matter. They will then perform for family & friends in TYCs Adventure Theatre at the end of the program with costumes, lighting, sound and cinematic effects.
The Arts, History, Science, English
Critical & Creative Thinking
"The amount of growth seen by us as teachers, and commented on by parents, in terms of students' confidence, ability to work as a group, showing of initiative and developing an understanding of the various elements of drama were incredible! You all did an awesome job of being able to quickly gauge how best to deal with each of the students and motivate them to bring out their best”. Year 5 Teacher, Freshwater SS.
DRAMA SPORTS DAY
Check out TYCs Drama Sports Day where your schools creative students can shine bright. TYCs team of theatre facilitators will work with your students on the unique techniques involved in Improvisation through numerous theatrical activities. After their group training sessions, students will perform in numerous comedic and melodramatic improvised scenes that are chosen by our 3 lovely TYC judges! Students will theatrically race for the winning title of Drama Sports Champions finishing with a presentation for the Winners Trophy!