The Theatre Sports program is developed to help improve students speaking and listening skills and encourages positive risk-taking, which provides students with the opportunity for active participation in class in a non-threatening and safe environment.
Theatre Sports can be a process that allows the student to experience, through play, compromise and success. It promotes a positive self-concept and self-esteem and encourages students to form positive relationships, which are nurtured and developed as communications skills and confidence grows. As they ‘play’ and get involved in improvisation scenarios they are in fact developing key skills just in a different way. Skills such as communication, collaboration, self-confidence, self-esteem, self-expression, interpersonal skills and last but not least, imagination, that’s just to name a few.
Enrolling in Theatre Sport provides the opportunity to rehearse roles, characters and a wide range of life situations, helping to explore and address some of the individual and personal ideas and feelings they may find difficult to articulate in a more structured environment. Students are able to view problems and opportunities differently, and from different perspectives, learning how to think on their feet and generate new ideas.
Students who enrol in Theatre Sports are also invited to attend a camp later in term 1; school camps have many benefits in providing new educational experience and opportunities such as making new friends outside of their usual social groups and fostering independence.