It’s time for a “Snippet”…What’s a “Snippet”?

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Each week our students are engaged in an “action packed” Drama Lesson! We do a range of activities in a variety of group sizes. Some are as a whole class, others are individual or in small groups. Here, Millie and Morgan are rehearsing a “Snippet”. Snippets are a form of dialogue development in which students work in pairs to develop a short piece of sequenced drama relating to a specific idea.

Snippets are great fun and allow the students to explore their own creative ideas!

They don’t have to be limited to a Drama class, try one in the car or down the park.

Here are your opening lines;

a) Why are you looking so happy?

b) Go on, guess!

Let me know how you go!

See you in class soon.


Kindness and Caring for All to See!

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At the start of each term, we have new students join our classes at the Academy. We strive to make them feel comfortable and welcomed from the moment they walk through the door. This task is made particularly easy when our existing students are so thoughtful and caring.

Last week at our Lower Primary Class in Duncraig, the students were asked to find a partner to perform a ‘Snippet’. (A short scene that allows the students to explore their own creativity.) Without being asked, one of the older students, who has attended the Academy for some time, walked over to a younger, new student and asked if she would like to work together. Naturally, the new student was thrilled to be asked and they created a fabulous little play. This and many other examples of outstanding generosity of spirit occur each week in our classes. It is a pleasure to witness and nurture this kind of behaviour.

It is no wonder that students feel comfortable enough in our classes to grow and explore their creativity and performance skills. We love seeing these kind and caring young students at work!