On 14 February, we are organising a theatre trip for the children!
From a very young age, children use their imagination to create stories and act out scenarios, and to express themselves through other characters and narratives. By exposing young people to theatre, we can encourage them to continue developing their self-expression and creativity. It can also inspire a love of live performance that will stay with them into adulthood.
It’s important for children to see theatre as a cultural experience that is open to everyone, regardless of background, financial status or ability. It exposes pupils to diversity, making them aware of and accepting different people and ideas.
New concepts, new scenarios
At the theatre, students are exposed to both people and scenarios that they might not normally witness. Stereotypical gender, sexual or social roles may be turned upside down, and, for some children, this may be the first time they experience such concepts.
To see live theatre creates opportunities to discuss difficult subjects. It can help children’s understanding of emotions, both of their and others, and can also help enhance social bonds and play a useful role in helping children develop emotional intelligence. Watching a play or a live performance requires children to develop new skills. Students learn to understand the protocols of theatre, such as not making noise and knowing when to applaud. Learning to focus for a certain period of time is a skill on its own!
Live performance has numerous benefits that other forms of learning can’t match. By making your next trip a visit to the theatre, you could help increase your child’s knowledge, empathy, tolerance and imagination.
We’re looking forward to showing the children the wonderful world of theatre!