A very intersting dissemination workshop of our Erasmus+ project took place at the neighbouring Kindergarten of Demenika Primary School this Wednesday. The very creative colleague of ours, Christina, with the help of two of her students visited the two classes of our neighbouring kindergarten and delivered a very enlightening and fun workshop regarding Creative Drama. Continue reading
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 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
Students of classes A and B watched a very interesting play followed by a creative drama workshop delivered by the very active drama/theatre group in our area, called “Trabala“. The title of the play was “Friendship for one” and it was based on the famous book by Oscar Wilde, “The devoted friend”. Continue reading
Students of class ST3 of Demenika Primary School were creatively involved in a very entertaining and enlightening activity regarding healthy diet and the nutrition pyramid. Through a crosscuricular approach they were able to discover a lot more about a healthy way of eating, as well get active in creating their own healthy dishes. Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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