English Drama Animateur Scheme 2015-2016
Active English Drama Animateur Scheme is a good way of introducing students to reading and loving classic English texts. It is well known that drama is the best way of learning English. And this scheme is one way of getting students to learn English through drama.
This year, we have a wonderful program lined up for you.
A Christmas Carol
for Primary Schools
Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old man who believes that Christmas is just an excuse for people to miss work and for idle people to expect handouts. He doesn’t believe in all of the good cheer and charity that the season promotes, and he makes sure everyone knows it.
On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business associate, Jacob Marley, a man who was as greedy and cold as Scrooge is. Marley warns Scrooge that if he continues to live so selfishly, he will be very unhappy and he tells him that three spirits will come to visit his house over the next three nights.
Ebenezer falls asleep and wakes up to find the Ghost of Christmas Past, a small, elderly figure. The Ghost shows Scrooge scenes from the past that trace Scrooge’s development from a young boy, lonely but happy, to a young man with the first traces of greed.
Then, the Ghost of Christmas Present arrives and shows him several current scenes of Christmas joy and charity and the Cratchit household. The Ghost informs Scrooge that Cratchit’s young son, Tiny Tim, will die because his family can’t afford treatments a cause of the meagre salary.
The silent, black-dressed Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come replaces the other ones. He shows Ebenezer several scenes of people discussing someone’s death; he finally discovers that he is the one who has died and whose death has only pleased people.
Scrooge awakes on Christmas morning a new man. He becomes jolly, charitable and friendly with everybody
for Secondary Schools
When Jim Hawkins opens Billy Bones’ sea chest his life changes forever. He finds a treasure map marking the spot where the famous pirate, Captain Flint has buried his loot.
Squire Trelawney and Doctor Livesey decide to go and find the treasure and invite Jim to come along. The Squire buys a boat, the Hispaniola, and on the way to the Treasure Island, Jim meets many strange and dangerous characters, including the ship’s cook, Long John Silver.
On the island, Jim runs into Ben Gunn who has been marooned there for many years. With the help of Ben Gunn, he bravely defeats the pirates with Squire Trelawney and his men. They find Flint’s treasure and sail home triumphant!
Adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel, this play will take you on an exciting, action-packed nautical adventure!
|Primary Schools||Secondary Schools|
|No. of Participating Schools||4 Primary Schools||4 Secondary Schools|
|Target Students||Primary 4 to 6||Form 1 to 3|
|No. of Participants||30 students / school|
|Course Schedule||One session per week. Each session 1.5 hrs.||One session per week. Each session 2 hrs.|
|Total No. of Workshops ^||28 Sessions|
|Fees Payable#||$448 / student|
|^||The total number of workshops includes the above sessions and 6 hours rehearsals and 1 session of final rehearsal in public venue.|
|#||Fees are on a per head basis. All fees paid are not refundable.|
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Please join us for this scheme. You will learn a lot. You will learn communication. You will learn Drama. You will learn English and, you will have fun doing so.