School Programs

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School Programs


Globe Town Project offers a range of specialist support and workshops to primary and secondary schools and youth organisations focusing on directing, producing and aspects of drama such as character, voice and text, WACE preparation and Original Solo Performance.

“My appreciation and gratitude goes to Miles Openshaw for [his] expertise, teaching and direction.” – Jane Diamond, Head of Faculty/Drama, Guildford Grammar School.

Globe Town Project also offers two unique programs available for schools: Thunder Pencil and Word Sports Challenge.

Thunder Pencil partners schools with theatre professionals to introduce pupils to the fundamentals of writing plays.

Word Sports Challenge is an engaging and challenging program designed as a day of intense literacy and language development the whole school can enjoy.

“The children were enamoured with the magic of watching their plays be performed at the end of the day. It brought them to life.” – Year 5 Teacher, White Gum Valley Primary School

THUNDER PENCIL

Thunder Pencil is a unique project that partners schools with theatre professionals to introduce pupils to the fundamentals of writing plays.

Working in groups the children take part in a fun, fast paced script writing workshop to produce a short play which is rehearsed by the our theatre practitioners and performed at the end of the same day, giving the children a voice and a public experience of success.

“I loved how engaging the writing session was and how the facilitators shared so much of their knowledge about writing scripts.” – Year 6 Teacher, Kewdale Primary School.

Our project explores new ways of working with language, encourages creativity and develops literacy.

“I loved at the end seeing our hard work being put into fantastic plays.” – H, aged 9

WORD SPORTS CHALLENGE

An engaging and challenging program designed as a day of intense literacy and language development the whole school can enjoy. The program is based on the much-loved word play and word game books by Erica Bentel – Has a Book Got a Spine? & Can You Crack Them? Both recommended reading on the WA Premier’s Summer Reading Challenge list.

Classes get to move through 5 fun and interactive stations, each with a different literacy focus. Each station is facilitated by an author, poet or actor whose presenting skills allow pupils to fully engage with the puzzles, games, creative and lateral thinking exercises, as they discover the fun they can have playing with words and using language.

Word Sports Challenge develops and supports the following areas of literacy education;

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Use of active and passive vocabulary
  • Spelling
  • Reading comprehension
  • Word – sound awareness
  • Critical reading skills

In addition it helps pupils of all ages build motivation, curiosity, attention and memory; creating a positive association with books and reading and enhancing fluency.

The program is inclusive and designed to appeal to all including; visual/spatial thinkers, children with autism, those with dyslexia; reluctant readers, gifted and talented pupils and ESL students.

For more information about School Programs please contact Miles Openshaw, Artistic Director at globetownproject@gmail.com 

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