How Drama enhances a child’s life
Recently a friend was recalling how she how she blushes in many situations and how it has affected her life. She said that anxiety and panic was something that came over her at work, in personal situations and has a huge impact on her life. This made me sad. I know that drama tuition from a young age can instil a level of confidence that can help a child throughout life and to deal with situations with confidence and self-belief.
It is so important that a child is given the coping mechanisms and skills for life. Drama lessons are fun, and whilst a child is having fun they are learning fundamentally important life skills that will serve them well throughout their adult years.
Drama lessons are not just for aspiring actors but often that is what people can believe! I feel passionately that it is our job to educate everyone on the benefits of drama tuition for their child. It enhances a child’s life in many different ways and should be one of the activities that continues into the late teens.
This is why it is disappointing that the current general curriculum contains so little opportunity to develop the arts. A confident, happy child will succeed and if they get this confidence through drama it will have a positive knock on effect to all other areas of their life and all other subjects. It is sad but true that as the arts are axed more and more from our education system it is left to parents to search for the right drama facilitator for their child and this is where Little Voices fits. It is not an activity that runs on the weekend breaking up family time, it is not a daunting large group of over confident talented children striving for a place on the West End Stage, it is a lesson each week in a small, safe and friendly environment with likeminded children of similar abilities working to their strengths and building their CV from a very young age with prestigious LAMDA exams. A child feels comfortable to share and explore their capabilities and make friends for life with those in the group. Of course we have some pupils that are super talented and will pursue a professional career but this is the minority rather than the majority. We believe that all children have the opportunity to reach their dreams and fulfil their potential given the right support and that everyone has something special to share. If the learning is fun and a happy experience everyone can be inspired to be the best that they can be!! This is what defines us at Little Voices and so if you are looking for an activity that channels your child’s dramatic talents or that may be able to help your child to shine as an individual, look no further.
Susan Bisatt – Principal Little Voices Stockport