Reflect Theatre in Education provides personalised performing arts’ projects and applied drama techniques in schools across the capital. Working collaboratively with schools, we produce engaging and inspirational theatrical productions involving students in Key Stages 1, 2 and 3. We also use drama techniques to produce a wide range of curriculum-enrichment programmes and workshops which support key government strategies for learning and enhance the National Curriculum.
At Reflect Theatre in Education we always set high standards for ourselves and all participants. Expectations are clear and our working environment is respectful, positive and motivational. Drama, in its own right, is an invaluable tool in unlocking creative potential, developing communication skills and increasing confidence. When used alongside the National Curriculum it is an engaging and inspirational way of approaching traditional topics and stimulating the interest of all students.
As well as using our popular workshops and programmes, we are also happy to create bespoke sessions which can be tailored to meet specific needs.
Reflect TIE sessions aim:
- To develop confidence and self-esteem
- To encourage teamwork
- To promote positive communication skills
- To stimulate creativity
- To stimulate topic interested and impart curriculum information
Confidence and Self-Esteem
Our Workshops and Projects promote opportunities for children to build confidence and self-esteem. Children are given regular opportunities to reflect on their own progress and abilities, to identify areas/skills that they would like to focus on further and develop. Our sessions are great for offering naturally confident young people a creative outlet, as well as helping to increase confidence in those children who are more timid and shy.
In all aspects of life, individuals will be required to work as part of a team. Our sessions promote teamwork, through various activities and the shared collaboration of putting on a performance.
Communication skills are one of the most important areas that Reflect TIE works to develop. Communication skills are a vital part of all aspects of life, at school and within the working environment. Drama is well known for helping children to articulate more clearly and to listen in addition to developing a wider vocabulary. These skills are really useful for some of our older students who are taking part in oral examinations as part of their GCSE’s and A-Levels, but also we feel that it is good practice to embed these skills at a young age so that they come naturally as your child develops.
Taking part in creative experiences such as drama helps children to express, and cope with, their feelings. Creativity also fosters mental growth in children and helps them to acknowledge and celebrate uniqueness and diversity. Imagination equips children to solve problems by helping them to think through different outcomes to various situations and enabling them to role play ways to cope with difficult or new circumstances. 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.
Our Workshops and Projects can provide children and young people with topic related information and help to lift the curriculum off the page. This helps to stimulate interest and to improve connection with and retention of material.
Reflect TIE offers:
- Foundation, KS1, and KS2 Curriculum Topic Workshops: These popular workshops use drama, role-play and improvisation to explore a topic further. These workshops are available for a wide range of topics each linked to the National Curriculum.
- Staging Shakespeare Projects
- Professional Productions
- PSHE and SEAL workshops: These workshops are based on the Primary National Strategy document Excellence & Enjoyment: Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) and also look at topics under the umbrella of Personal, Social, and Health Education for all key stages.