Simply Theatre understands that every child's personality is different and we are here to nurture their individual passions.
Whether you have a 4-year old natural performer who loves spinning around the room, or a more cautious pre-teen who would like to build their confidence, the team at Simply Theatre prides ourselves on truly getting to know your child. Understanding your child's personality will ensure we can nurture their passions, develop their essential life skills and their love of culture.
It is widely acknowledged that performing arts inspire and develop many interpersonal skills such as creativity, cooperation and collaboration in children, but in reality how do we do it? Our year-long courses spend the first term doing what we call ‘building the ensemble’. Children are introduced to the idea that they are responsible for their role in a larger group that is counting on them to do their part so another can do theirs. There is a focus on building trust, mutual respect and confidence.
In term two our highly skill team continue to work on the foundations laid within the ensemble group, teaching new skills and investigating different areas of performance, challenging and stretching each child. Term three focuses on collating the skills, ideas, techniques, understanding and energy created earlier in the year, and culminates each summer in a showcase of the year’s work in front of an audience.
Over time our students become strong and confident team players thanks to an increased sense of individuality and self-confidence that they develop through participation and performance. What they take away from their weekly session leads to better teamwork and communication skills which are essential throughout their education and longer-term into their adult lives in the workplace.
Every student’s journey at Simply Theatre is different. A child may join ‘Mini Dramas’ at 4 years old and remain with the academy until 18, or they may spend just a week at one of our innovative Summer Schools. Whatever their experience, all of our students leave with their confidence boosted, increased resilience and their creativity peaked. The courses and opportunities are designed specifically to accentuate these life skills. Despite their diversity in personality, nationality, native language and life goals, we find all Simply Theatre students will leave with many of the following attributes:
They will be creative
They will be problem solvers
They will be able to focus
They want to receive feedback
They exude confidence
They appreciate and get fulfilment from culture
The vast majority of our students are not looking for careers in performance. Instead they will pair the life skills, confidence and cultural appreciation they have gained from Simply Theatre with their academic achievements to enable them to step confidently towards their next challenge, be it studies at university or their chosen career path.
Even if your child hasn’t yet decided if they want to be an astronaut or architect, Simply Theatre will empower them for whatever role they’ll play in life. If you would like to talk to us about how your child could benefit from Simply Theatre click the button below to send us your details and we’ll be in touch.