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PRIMARY SCHOOL CLASSES

LITTLE STARS PROGRAMME
Little Stars Programme is offered to Prep and Grade 1 students'. This programme is designed to capture the energy and imagination of children six years and under. The children explore creativity and performance through a play based approach to learning.

The programme is broken into two levels:-

  • Glitter Stars Children in Prep school
  • Sparkle Stars Children in Grade 1

Fun activities and games are designed to develop children's:

  • Sound formation
  • Speech patterns
  • Communication skills
  • Rhythm
  • Confidence
  • Self esteem

These skills are acquired through

  • Roll play
  • Dress up
  • Story telling
  • Miming
  • Tongue twisters
  • Puppetry
  • Performance

SPEECH, DRAMA & COMMUNICATION CLASSESSpeech and Drama is offered to students year 2 to year 7. These classes provide students with confidence in communication and memory retention through poetry, prose, conversational speech and drama. Examinations in this field establish a solid foundation in technical knowledge and application.

Through poetry students learn:

  • Rhythm & rhyme
  • Form and structure
  • Learn to collate poetry on a set topic
  • Analyse content

Through prose students learn;

  • Pausing and phrasing
  • To explore content
  • To research authors and social influences

Through drama students learn;

  • Miming
  • Improvisation skills
  • Characterisation
  • To explore the actor's stage
  • Posture and carriage

Through communication studies students learn;

  • To speak confidently & effectively
  • Develop a broader vocabulary
  • Analyse non-verbal communication
  • Effective speech preparation

Through theory and practical work, students learn:

  • Correct breathing technique
  • Vocal production
  • Vocal projection

Students are able to complete examinations from a young age through to advanced teaching levels. Recognition is available through the Australian College of Music (ACM) and Trinity College of London (TCL). Students are also encouraged to participate in the Townsville Eisteddfod.

CREATIVE DRAMA CLASSES
Students learn to explore the world of performance through poetry, prose, drama, theatre games and role-play.

Students discover self-awareness and confidence through vocal development,projection and performance. They develop co-ordination through movement and rhythm. Students' communication and negotiation skills are extended through group and solo work. The class is structured to provide an environment that fosters teamwork and self-discipline.

These skills are learnt through participation in activities that involve:

  • Mime
  • Story telling
  • Oral presentations
  • Voice technique
  • Character development
  • Theatre sports
  • Improvisation
  • Stage craft and performance skills

Through theory and practical work, students learn;

  • Correct breathing technique
  • Vocal production
  • Vocal projection

Students present a showcase of their skills as part of the end of semester production. Students are able to complete examinations from childhood through to advanced teaching levels. Qualifications are recognised through the Board of Secondary School Studies and recorded on students' Queensland Certificate of Education. Recognition is also available through the Australian College of Music (ACM) and Trinity College of London (TCL).

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL CLASSES

Secondary school classes are offered to students year 8 to year 10. These classes provide students with confidence in communication, memory retention through poetry, prose, conversational speech and exploring the concepts of drama.

Students are also encouraged to participate in the Townsville Eisteddfod.

Students are able to complete examinations at any level. Qualifications are recognised through the Board of Secondary School Studies and recorded on students' Queensland Certificate of Education. Recognition is also available through the Australian College of Music (ACM) and Trinity College of London (TCL).

Through poetry students learn:

  • Structure and Thematic development
  • Research social influences and poets
  • Learn to collate poetry on a set topic
  • Analyse content

Through prose students learn;

  • Structure of the written word
  • To explore content
  • To research authors and social influences
  • To analyse a set literature period

Through drama students learn;

  • Miming
  • Improvisation skills
  • Characterisation
  • To develop plot lines
  • To explore the actor's stage
  • Posture and carriage

Through communication studies students learn;

  • To speak confidently & effectively
  • Develop a broader vocabulary
  • Analyse non-verbal communication
  • Effective speech preparation

Through theory and practical work, students learn:

  • Correct breathing technique
  • Vocal production
  • Vocal projection

 

Corporate Coaching
The Murrell Academy of Drama provides tailored training solutions to meet the requirements of your organisation. Whether you want one-on-one coaching in a particular area or a customised team building day, the Academy can provide the solution.
Please call Ann on 4728 8099 to discuss your requirements

 

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