• for ages 7 up
• exploring drama with games, individual and group work
• can be delivered as a standalone sessions for up to 2 hours
• as 2-3 sessions over the course of a day
• or as part of a package of mixed workshops over 1 or more days to a week.
• A great opportunity for children to have fun with words and drama while learning & using Gaelic and Irish
• and build confidence and social skills with friends, acquaintances & new children
• Adaptable to suit a wide range of class topics, curricular work and age groups
• Can also be delivered as part of broader creative arts programs and street theatre & spectacle projects, combining drama, lantern-making, circus skills, Celtic art & graffiti
Also, how about drama workshop as a way of opening up discussion about various topics, such as language or other issues? This can inform further projects, such as a collaborative graffiti project amongst a number of other exciting ways to engage young people. Why not contact Ariel to find out more and discuss a current class or community topic that you would like to explore through drama? Previous tailor-made workshops Ariel has designed and delivered include, Kings and Castles, the Commonwealth Games & Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, just to name a few...
Kings & Castles, & Halloween Workshops' Feedback
"Excellent use of class topic to make learning enjoyable, really motivating" P4-7 Teacher, Lairg Primary
"Were all interested and could relate to the subject – especially as we had learnt about Macbeth the previous week" Teacher, Broadford Primary
Feedback from 'Meet the Vikings' Educational Play & School Workshop, with reknowned Scottish Theatre Company, Hopscotch:
"Absolutely brilliant! This workshop was perfect, clearly well thought out & delivered flawlessy. Ariel & Mark were fabulous! It was packed with what we've been teaching and done with a lot of humour! The workshop was very appropriate, instructions were clearly given – perfect for nine year olds. All children were actively engaged throughout. You covered at least two weeks of work for us, in a very entertaining way - many thanks!" From the kids...."So much fun', 'awesome', 'funny', 'excellent'!"
Further feedback from Director Eddie McGurn after completion of 3 week tour:
"Just to say well done on a fantastic run of the Viking's workshop, the feedback for you guys seems to have been resolutely brilliant and I would just like to say thank you for your hard work you both went above and beyond the call of duty."
From the Pat and Plain Drama in Schools Project with Northern Ireland's premier theatre, The Lyric Theatre, Belfast, in conjunction with the Ulster Scots Agency & Foras na Gaeilge:
"Just wanted to express my gratitude to you for all you did for us. I'm so happy the children, and I took this journey together and about what we've all achieved. It's brilliant to see children standing up on stage doing things they thought they couldn't. You gave them the courage to be able to do that and they'll be forever grateful to you.
I still don't believe we've actually achieved it but with your experience, direction and advice, we achieved our goal. Everyone from the school is talking about the show tonight – it's a huge thing for our school. Thank you so much for all your support and patience."
Cáit, Teacher, Bunscoil/Irish-language Primary School, N.l.
"You are an amazing force of nature in its purest form – the kids are very lucky to have such a terrific role model in their midst. Sometimes I've been lucky enough meet people who no matter what language they speak can communicate with anyone – you're one of them."
Dan Gordon, well-known Northern Irish scriptwriter for the Lyric Theatre/Ulster Scots Agency/Foras na Gaeilge Pat and Plain Project's "She was alright when she left us" drama in schools play, after visiting one of the project workshops.
© Ariel Killick 2014