The experiential approach immersed the children into the world of dramatic arts. As, rather than being a passive observer, they were instrumental into the creation of the piece, given every chance to express themselves physically and emotionally. This had an impact on their self-esteem as their confidence increased throughout the week. They were challenged to think and create, both as individuals and in groups. This helped them build relationships with children they wouldn’t normally have worked with. They had the opportunity to experience at first-hand how powerful expressive arts can be, that it can influence their learning both in and out of the classroom. This has had a huge impact on the holistic development of the children.
Debbie Higson , Teacher of p5 at Duns Primary School
The feed back from parents and visitors was really positive and they loved seeing the children having so much fun, being focused and remembering so many different parts to the storyline. One parent was reduced to tears and commented on "how far my boys have come to be able to do this!" It was joyful to watch P1 audience ask if they could join in as they were itching to immerse themselves in the movement. My mum even amazed herself being able to jump several times !!!! Well done !!! You've touched so many people on so many levels !!!
The audio soundtrack and headphone experience was just outstanding !!!
Shona Turnbull, Primary School teacher, Duns Primary