Our Summer Schools in South Wales 2017 will run in the first two weeks of the summer holidays
Young Actors Summer School for 11-15 year olds
The Shakespeare Summer School for 7-11 year olds
Click here for more information OMIDAZE SUMMER SCHOOL
"In a twenty-first century, schooling will increasingly become the basis of a creative society, of a creative economy and a creative culture. Creativity, or being open to the acquisition of new knowledge and innovative skills, will shape our world like no other force imaginable." Professor Dai Smith's report on the review of Arts Education in the Schools of Wales (2013)
Our Philosophy - We believe every young person should have access to the Arts and the opportunities, rewards and enrichment it brings. Drama is an invaluable tool in allowing young people to explore their creativity; emotions; communication skills; approach to teamwork; the world around them and their place within it. Our Drama work will build confidence; social skills; self-esteem and an awareness and appreciation of the Arts and we provide alternative, interactive and empowering access methods to all school curriculum areas.
Our Portfolio - Yvonne Murphy and Dick Johns have specialised in Educational Theatre for over 23 years working with Britain’s leading Educational Theatre providers - The Royal National Theatre, The RSC, The English Shakespeare Company, The Shakespeare Schools festival & Plymouth Theatre Royal and in Wales with the Vale of Glamorgan and RCT, Royal Welsh College, WNO & Chapter Arts Centre - designing, producing & delivering educational drama courses and workshops for students and teachers; working with Primary, Secondary, SEN, Looked after Children, Gifted & Talented and Further Education. We partner with organisations for one-off sessions and long-term projects. We provide bespoke workshops, literacy raising projects, teacher packs, transition days, World Book Day events, teacher training and CPD, pre and post show workshops, Open Rehearsals, Summer Schools and specialise in Shakespeare.
Testimonials "Thank you so much for your work as part of the Hamlet education programme...feedback has been fantastic. All clearly felt the content and delivery of the workshop was of a very high quality and genuinely helped the students to understand more about the play and it's language. Thank you for developing the workshop so professionally and for students of widely differing abilities. Your professionalism and expertise has resulted in an excellent Hamlet tour" - Jo Loosemore Education Projects Manager, Theatre Royal Plymouth. (The Hamlet Machine Written & Directed by YMurphy) "This year's production workshop of Romeo & Juliet is the
finest touring production we have seen. The children were enthralled and completely engrossed by the interactive style of your performance. The activities were easily justified within the Literacy Strategy too! The work pack is an added bonus!" - J Wytcherley Headteacher Wyche School Malvern (R&J interactive Workshop Performance & Teachers pack Written & Directed by Yvonne Murphy for the English Shakespeare Company)
"The course has been superb and exceeded my expectations.The activities were excellently explained and really enthused the group. I've learnt new drama skills and techniques that I'm looking forward to putting into practice" Amy Whitehead Loughborough Grammar School (Royal National Theatre INSET Written & Delivered by Yvonne Murphy)
"Practical techniques for engaging boys...Feel more confident using drama in lessons. Lots of ideas to try. Thank you" (National Theatre INSET written & delivered by Yvonne Murphy)
The Shakespeare Summer School -“A great introduction to Shakespeare…Educational and Fun……As a parent I was impressed with how much they learnt….Excellent –professional and experienced….Brilliant! I didn't realise Shakespeare was going to be so good...My daughter has come home every evening enthused by what she has done and Shakespeare! ....We think this has been a very positive introduction to Shakespeare and also an enjoyable, fun learning environment"
The Young Actors Summer School 2015 - we are collaborating with Stanwell School in Penarth to present our first Summer School for 12 - 15 year olds. Click here for details about all our Summer Schools SUMMER SCHOOL
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Omidaze is Project Funded by the Arts Council of Wales