Baker's Dozen Drama Workshop
Got a child with lots of energy who loves to be the center of attention?
…Or a shy and quiet child whom you know would bloom with the
encouragements of supportive friends and instructors?
Baker & Bloom is offering an exciting and empowering half-day drama workshop –
a fun and creative learning experience for children to build skills and explore
their interest in public speaking and dramatic performance.
Targeted benefits of the workshop:
Enhances communication skills
Develops empathy and social awareness
Cultivates creativity and imagination
Encourages collaboration and teamwork
Choose a date: 11 OR 18 October, 2014 (Sat)
Time: 2:30 – 5:30pm
Venue: Baker & Bloom Education Center
Target Year Group: Grades 5-8 / Years 6-9
This is a prelude to our InspirED Performer course which will commence in November.
Objectives and Benefits
The aim of this workshop is to inspire and develop confidence, creativity and imagination in students. Students come to have fun, and learn about the art and skills of performing. At the center of all drama is communication. Through performing lines and adopting new roles, students learn to express themselves articulately and to understand others from new perspectives in a fun environment. While learning to engage others, children also learn how to put themselves in other people’s shoes.
Improvisational and role-play exercises in this workshop will offer students the chance to experiment with practical aspects of communication – body language, voice, facial expressions, and space – and to develop spontaneity and creativity. We encourage students to speak confidently in front of an audience and help them become more persuasive in their communication.
Students will be given the opportunity for creative collaboration; for example, to create their own commercial from scratch. Through various collaborative activities, they will be encouraged to listen to and accept the views and contribution of others. Drama is a useful tool for preparing students to live and work in a world that is increasingly team-oriented, and where incorporating and adapting to feedback are essential skills to have.
Most of all, it’s loads of fun!
"Empathy is at the heart of the actor's art." - Meryl Streep
Jacqueline Cheng received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Oxford after completing her A-Levels and GCSEs at Cheltenham Ladies’ College (UK). During her final year of university, she specialized in Political Philosophy, International Relations and Politics in China. She hopes to share her interest in cross-disciplinary thinking as well as her natural tendency to question assumptions with children who are developing their own intellectual, moral, and world view.
Jacqueline is passionate about drama and public speaking. She has attained Distinction in Grade 8 Acting, awarded by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She believes that drama and public speaking not only boost confidence and encourage students to express themselves but they also enrich academic and personal growth.
As an academic coach, she strongly believes that motivation is the most important ingredient in education and aims to connect with her students on a personal level, making every effort to tailor lessons to their individual needs.