Workshop: Project dissemination to undergraduate teachers

Another dissemination workshop regarding Creative Drama in Education, was held on Tuesday December 3rd, by two teachers-mentors of our school, Rena and Christina. The workshop took place with the 14 undergraduate student-teachers that are currently attending classes at differenet grades of our school, in a mentoring programme that is held by the Teacher Department of the University of Patras.   Continue reading

World Theatre/Drama & Education Day 2019

World Theatre/Drama & Education Day 2019 was successfully celebrated by students and teachers of Demenika Primary School. More specifically, on November 27, the date established by the International Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) since 2008, students of classes D1 and B2 along with their teachers, got actively involved in various creative drama activities and techniques and led students of other classes as well in a joyous celebration. Continue reading

“It’s cool to be different” – Short creative drama play

Students of classes C2 and C1 of Demenika Primary School worked creatively  over a period of about two months on a short creative drama play on the topics of diversity, human rights, friendship and working together. They were very thourough and got involved in everything: from lyrics in English for their little song, dance moves with the help of their teachers, and the creation of relevant props that completed their performance. Continue reading

Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network: 8th International Conference 2018

The Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network  held the 8th International Conference on the 23-25 of November 2018 in Athens, celebrating 20 years from its foundation. The conference was organised in partnership with the International Drama/Theatre & Education Association (IDEA) and in collaboration with a number of academic, professional and artistic institutions in Greece and abroad.

The topic of the conference was “Theatre/Drama and Performing Arts in Education. Utopia or Necessity?” and its aim was to focus on and develop the value of theatre and other performing arts in formal and non-formal education. Continue reading

Teaching Poetry: “The Girl” by Odysseas Elytis

On the occasion of studying Odysseas Elytis’ poem entitled “The girl” found in their Language coursebook, students of class D3 of Demenika Primary School  drawed and coloured the girl of their imagination.

Then they divided in small groups according to common features and characteristics (same colour of hair, dress, etc). They explored how different was each character first on the outside and then on the inside. Continue reading

Teaching Grammar: Types of Sentences

Class D3 of Demenika Primary School explored the various types of sentences in their Language – Grammar Class using drama techniques.

More specifically, the students by employing the frozen image drama technique were able, to better understand and learn the different types of sentences (simple, compound, complex, elliptical), to practice by changing the type of sentence they had, and to move a step further by creating new sentences based on the frozen image. Continue reading

A “Creative” Staff Meeting

Organising a staff meeting and keep 60+ members of staff engaged for a few hours is no mean task. Using creative drama techniques, made the task a bit more easier and definitely much more fun. As an energiser, participants were divided into smaller groups and to “become” various things, from a giraffe to a BMW, finishing of with “becoming” a teacher. This paved the way to an interesting discussion on who we are as teachers. Continue reading