Theatre for Children
Reflect Productions is a Children’s Theatre Company that has been running since January 2007, delivering personalised theatre in education drama workshops and directing children's theatre projects across the Capital.
We are experienced in directing children's theatre and produce engaging and inspirational theatrical productions involving students in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. We also aim to use theatre for children to produce a wide range of curriculum-enrichment drama workshops and theatre in education programmes which support key government strategies for learning and enhance the National Curriculum.
As well as using tried and tested courses, we are also happy to create bespoke sessions using theatre for children, which can be tailored to meet specific needs. We pride ourselves on always providing a positive and friendly service and, through good communication, feel that we develop respectful long-term relationships with teachers, enabling the work to become rooted within the whole school. We also develop theatre in education programmes overseas, most recenty working to enhance the exisiting school curriculum by employing drama workshops, directing children's theatre and introducing theatre for children initiatives in The Sultanate of Oman.
Reflect also offer extra-curricular drama lessons and drama workshops for children and young adults. Whether your organisation is looking for a regular drama club, wants a one-off acting class for kids or if your youth organisation would like some professional expertise in directing children's theatre, or creating theatre for children to watch and perform, Reflect will have something to offer you.
Reflect’s main aims when working using theatre in education, whether that is directing children’s theatre, running drama workshops or creating theatre for children are:
- To develop CONFIDENCE and SELF-ESTEEM
- To encourage TEAMWORK
- To cultivate an atmosphere of RESPECT
- To promote positive COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
- To enhance THINKING SKILLS
Drama makes an important contribution to the development of thinking skills identified in the U.K. National Curriculum.
- To foster COMPASSION AND CONNECTION
Theatre for children and theatre in education is useful in developing compassion, encouraging children to be aware of the world around them and teaching tolerance towards different cultures and personalities.
“ The arts make us feel connected to one another and less isolated. Through the arts we share an emotion and that sharing connects us with each other and we realise we all feel the same emotions. The arts are our last hope. We find our identity and make it easier and more pleasurable to live and they also give us wisdom. We see our problems acted out and it’s an important socializing force.”
(Arthur Miller, playwright and director)
- To arouse CREATIVITY
Taking part in creative experiences such as drama workshops or theatre in education, help children express and cope with their feelings. Creativity also fosters mental growth in children and helps to acknowledge and celebrate uniqueness and diversity. Imagination equips children to solve problems by helping them think through different outcomes to various situations and role playing ways to cope with difficult or new circumstances.
Imagination also allows children to practice real-life skills. In Reflect Productions directing projects or drama workshops, we use improvisation and role-play techniques which help children practice and apply new learning and better understand how those skills are used in the real world.
Imagination also encourages a rich vocabulary. Telling and hearing real or made-up stories, reading books and improvising, help children learn and retain new words.
Reflect Productions, use theatre in education and drama workshops to develop skills which help children grow up to be adults who are problem solvers, innovators and creative thinkers.
Just to say thank you so much for this morning. The kids LOVED it and they learnt so much from it! You did a great job, as always.
Ruth Stewart,Year 5 Teacher
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