Many schools find themselves with a wealth of natural-born talent ready to be nurtured – the tricky part is figuring out the best programs to shape budding creative leaders and build the appropriate soft skills to realize their potential.
We’re here to help! Here’s a snapshot comparison of the benefits and skill development profile of each of our extracurricular programs.
With boundless opportunities to foster deeper engagement with assigned texts and cultivate self confidence and awareness that are readily transferable to public speaking; drama and improvisation provide a pivotal foundation for the development of the creatives of tomorrow.
By building their abilities in production of film we are not only setting students up with a suite of exciting new creative skills and cultivating greater digital literacy competencies; but also aiding them to think more critically about what they are watching and learning in and out of the classroom.
Filmmaking is a deliberate and collaborative process, necessitating the breaking up of work into achievable steps for their team, whilst communicating a shared vision. As such, it teaches students a host of workflow skills in planning their ideas for optimum execution whilst effectively leveraging the skills of the peers in their team. This is where the soft skills shine through! To achieve success in the filmmaking process student’s have to employ effective collaboration and communication to keep themselves, their team and their work on track.
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Stop Motion Animation is an integrative artform that weaves traditional artmaking theory; built on spatial reasoning, color theory, shape and form; with key digital competencies to create a cohesive final work. Student’s are afforded a unique opportunity to combine their creative talents and those of their teammates in joint works that necessitate open idea generation, careful planning and incremental sculpting processes.
Dance is a surefire way to relieve stress, get in tune with their bodies and express themselves creatively! Having the dedication to build and practice core skills in their chosen genre is as much of a mental game as it is about getting physically stronger.
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The ultimate triple threat! Musical theatre allows students to sample and integrate their talents in three key areas of performance; singing, dance and acting. It is like a masterclass in self confidence and finding your passion! Students gain readily transferable skills in performance and recognising and encouraging the talents of their peers.
A key part of any stem education is an understanding of robotics and coding. Not only is learning to utilise and apply basic code a potentially essential skill in the next 20 years; but it’s versatility makes it a wonderful and dynamic creative avenue. With so many possibilities on how to program the robot, students can do anything from using them as scene partners in drama, to drawing patterns and shapes, making a functional alarm or even participating in robot olympic sports.
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Using digital software to compose songs has been a tried and true way to get students to engage with music as a medium while expressing their unique selves! It’s a no-stress, trial-and-error based way to learn the complexities of musical theory; find their unique style and produce a piece for an intended audience.
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Once again combining traditional artmaking and digital media theory, cartooning and animation allows students to build their spatial reasoning and visual literacy skills while also increasing their digital dexterity. Students must employ a mix of technical prowess; soft skills of collaboration and commitment; and critical thinking to bring their artworks to life in this dynamic and exciting medium.
Now go forth and pick the program most befitting the skill building requirements of your students! [/x_custom_headline]
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