Last week saw the latest collaboration between St Andrews and The Juilliard School in New York.
Normally at this time of year we have visits planned from our link advisors for Dance, Music and Drama and look forward to the workshops and training provided. This year with the limitations around travel, there might have been some challenges to this process, but working virtually allowed us to successfully share some of the work we have been doing with our colleagues from Julliard.
Ms Pepa explains more about the work they have been doing in FS3.
As part of a school-wide role out of the new Juilliard Drama curriculum, FS3 have begun following a series of new lessons, specifically designed for the year group.
This term we are looking at how we use our facial expressions and our movements, to share a moment of wonder and discovery. Using the sentence stem ‘I wonder…’ groups explored how they would feel if they were to discover three unknown boxes.
Later came our moment of discovery! FS3 used their facial expressions to lead their friends through a moment of discovery. I bet you can never guess at home, what was inside the boxes! Was it something exciting? Was it something interesting? Delicious? Smelly? Scary?
Analysing our friends' reactions, helped us understand feelings and self-expression. Students later related their moment of discovery to a key piece of dramatic work, set by Juilliard, that concluded the lesson objective. Feedback from the session was all positive, and the next group can’t wait to have a go!