Category Archives: HelenO’Grady International Drama Academy

Helen O’Grady at Schoolkutti Library

When the Helen O’Grady speech and drama class entered the fourth week, the kids were all prepared to play the characters from “Ashoka, the Great.” Just like other Saturdays, the session started with their favourite drama song and speech exercise to help them project their words while delivering lines. To prepare the children for their roles as characters in the major drama and to assess the depth of their understanding of drama, they were separated into two groups and given a short scene and a handful of dialogues, then instructed to extend the scenario with many more dialogues and perform on stage. They all did an outstanding job without any surprises. Following both groups’ performances, the conversation regarding how to employ properties successfully on stage was also mentioned. The previous lesson was also about deciding on and assigning appropriate characters to the children. The drama “Ashoka, the Great” officially began after the character division. The dialogue and the significance of giving each character different emotions were addressed in the last lesson. Throughout the drama lesson, everyone’s body language represented the royal people’s attitude. The lesson closed with a discussion about how they could modify their personalities to make them even better.

Helen O’Grady at Schoolkutti Children’s library

Children sang “We all love drama” as the first session of Helen O’Grady officially began. Kids appeared to be active throughout the session, just like in the song. They were then introduced to a charming buddy named “Tami” the tambourine, and from that point on they had to follow Tami’s instructions. Children were instructed to run to a different location, as Tami says, after a quick introduction explaining the different areas of a stage. Giving students the option to pretend they were on a beach and suddenly walked on a slimy substance and asking them to perform their reactions helped explain voice modulations and expressions toward specific scenarios. Their little faces expressed a spectrum of emotions, including curiosity, annoyance, and fear. Later, they were instructed to behave in accordance with the characters in a brief acting scene. They changed from kids to characters in a snap. The final step of the speech and drama session was self-appreciation, which included patting their shoulders and singing the farewell song “We all love drama, but now it’s time to say goodbye.”

Helen O’Grady Speech & Drama

Helen O’Grady drama classes don’t just improve your child’s acting skills. They also help with confidence, self-esteem and verbal communication. They nurture children through drama, encouraging self-expression and helping them to build confidence. Sharing the pics of children preparing for their final performance at Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library.

STORY TIME

Have you ever tried a sweet dumpling called Kozhukatta? Today we chose a humorous foodie tale “Kozhukatta”, written by Sumi Chandrashekharan which tells the story of Ponnu who is a such a forgetful person! One day Ponnu tries this delicious spongy coconut filled Kozhukatta at his friend’s place, but finds it tough to remember the name. He is unable to think of anything except this on his way to home, yet how he struggles with it is absolutely hilarious. Our children couldn’t stop giggling throughout the narration. We are sure they must have asked their parents to make this mouth-watering snack as soon as they reached home

HOG Speech & Drama

No other programmes offer the lasting benefits than Helen o’ Grady. This drama class gives children lots of opportunity to develop confidence in communication. This helps to improvise with speech throughout the lesson and encourage the students to explore what they can do with language. Speech training is a specific part of the lesson dedicated to helping the students to develop clear speech.

Helen O’Grady’s Speech & Drama

Helen O’Grady’s drama classes in progress at our library. These sessions help children help children relate better to different situations, context and even cultures.
Dramatic play encourages children to put themselves in someone else’s shoes. Such role-playing helps them to improve their ability to do this in real life. They learn important social skills, such as empathy – the ability to view the world from another person’s perspective without judgement.

HelenO’Grady International Drama @Schoolkutti

Fun and inspiring drama classes by HelenO’Grady International in progress at Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library. Lovely to see the children growing in confidence, building new friendships and having a great time.
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Drama lessons are fantastic for preparing students to live and work in a team-orientated world as they learn vital skills such as tolerance and empathy. Skills that are learned studying drama with Helen O’Grady Drama Academy are invaluable in later life.
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