For students 13 - 16 years old
Class duration - 1.5 hours
Class size - 12 students per class
This course encourages students to engage in a wide range of performance activities. It offers groups of three or more students the opportunity to present scenes from plays, from contrasting periods of dramatic literature, as well as giving them a chance to develop scenes through improvisation over an extended period of time with added spontaneity.
Brainstorming plays a big part in this Trinity Drama programme. Students start from scratch, and are encouraged to think big to come up with something great. These skills are guided by the teacher to stimulate the development of ideas on topics. The idea is their starting point.
Trinity Drama encourages analysis, reflection and understanding of the subtleties of the English language. This increases vocal awareness for both speaking and writing. Students use this increased language awareness when writing scripts and for daily communication.
Students are taught how to use literature, both old and modern, for the stage, which often mirrors that which is used in examinations. For example, previously students have presented scenes from the renowned Irish playwrite Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of being Earnest. Trinity Drama motivates students to be confident and expressive speakers both on stage and in everyday social settings.