English Shakespeare Boot Camp

"Little Shakespeare Around the World - Shattuck”

William Shakespeare - All the world’s a stage.

 

Regarding education, the Swiss-French thinker Rousseau proposed two concepts: “learning in practice” and “learning in the practice of drama”. Drama education enables children to develop holistically. Besides education in schools, drama is increasingly being used in corporate trainings and even psychological treatments. Drama education is essentially a practice and experience of life that invariably improves human civilisation.

The three-day drama summer camp was hosted by both Shattuck-St. Mary's Forest City International School and Future Envision, a well-known drama education company from Singapore. In 2012, Future Envision launched its first English drama boot camps for youths. Since then, it has organized more than a hundred camps, courses and parent-child workshops.

Course dates: 27 - 29 July

Through English drama, this camp enables children to access famous works, stimulating their interest in reading and enhancing literary appreciation. Guided by the instructor, learners encounter literary classics such as Shakespeare and personalize this encounter to produce their own drama. The public performance of original works not only improves eloquence and expressiveness, it enhances self-image and self-confidence, reducing inhibition and restraint. Through the plots and characterization that simulate life, children pick up interpersonal skills, learn to manage emotions and in the process, improve their emotional intelligence.

Camp capacity: 25-40 persons
Time: 9am to 3pm over three days

  • Training and performances led by professional drama teacher, director cum music producer.
  • 5 years of experience and good reputation among government and international schools in Singapore.
  • Introduction to acting techniques, vocalisation methods and presentation skills, culminating in an engaging stage performance on the third day.
  • Opportunity to create props, backdrops, costumes and posters.
  • Becoming more expressive, more imaginative, more confident, more collaborative and more enthusiastic.

Stage 1: Hearing the story to understand the classic.

  • Enjoy and appreciate the play.
  • Through interactive and hands-on learning, to understand plot, music and dance.
  • Be acquainted with content and script of the play.

Stage 2: Examination of morals to achieve self-reflection and expression.

  • Be grouped according to abilities, taking turns to learn various skills and concepts.
  • Examine virtues to stimulate positive thinking.
  • Learn presentation using both words and body language.
  • Imaginatively use art and music for brave and confident self-expression.

Stage 3: Creating drama props.

  • Imaginatively decide a role.
  • Explain and discuss before designing costume.
  • Engage in drama practices that improves creativity and presentation skills.
 

Stage 4: Transformation and growth.

  • Create scripts for group and individual presentations.
  • Mature through the consideration of virtues while improving self-expression.
  • Rehearse for an excellent performance.
 

Stage 5: Self-actualisation.

  • Invite parents and friends to a proud performance of this modern yet classical Shakespearean drama that showcases lessons gleaned over three days.
 

Storyline - Shakespeare travels around the world

I’ll put a girdle round about the Earth in forty minutes!

Fly! Fly! Fly! Flying freely is my dream!

Shakespeare - One day, the most famous literary playwright in the United Kingdom suddenly encountered exhaustion and couldn't write anymore! In his room, he held the feather pen and scratched his head. What should I do? Who can come to save me?

Puck, the cute and mischievous fairy in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", could fly faster than the speed of light. He saw Master Shakespeare frowning and started whirling in anxiety... In the magical ancient book, Puck finally discovered a big secret: In 50 minutes, set off with the children to make friends from three different countries, collect their tokens, and fly back to London. Give the tokens to Master Shakespeare, who would then regain inspiration to write more interesting stories for the children.

Hence, Puck and the children flew out from the London Theatre in the UK and arrived in America, Africa and Asia. One after another, they encountered famous people and their lives. They experienced different cultures, studied local music and art, and heard refreshing stories. Although challenges arose, the adventures expanded the children’s vision. When they returned to the summer forest with the fruitful harvest, Sir Shakespeare, with their help, created an exciting new chapter!

*Note: Different teachers may be assigned according to timing and level of participants.

Program Agenda

Time Activities Schedule
8:45 - 9:15 this is the drop off time and when we have activities set up at the stage for the children (this is the time of our Magical Morning Garden!)
9:15 - 9:30 we do a whole camp opening at this time where we welcome in all the children together with songs and stories
9:30 - 10:30 group time (the children are together in age similar groups doing lots of drama games, percussion instruments, stories and more)
10:30 - 11:00 morning snack (the children eat their snack and then get outdoor/in door activities)
11:00 - 11:30 story time (where we explore the story of the week and the children get to experience professional storytellers working their craft)
11:30 - 12:30 rotation activities (these include art, craft, music and movement and Little Lands)
12:30 - 13:00 our lunch break and outdoor activities
13:00 - 14:30 finishing the rotation activities,show and tell drama training
14:30 - 14:55 back with their group time to finish the day
14:55 - 15:05 whole camp gathering to finish the day off with song and farewell

Don’t let your child miss out on our exciting, fun-filled Shakespeare Boot Camp, where they will develop key skills including self-awareness, teamwork, communication and the ability to solve problems. Register your interest now by completing the form below.

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Payment Details

  1. The fee covers learning materials, lunch, refreshments.
  2. The minimum number of participants is 25 and the maximum 40. Teacher-student ratio is 1:6.
  3. Course date: 27th to 29th July 2019
  4. Registration deadline: TBC
  5. Payment information

Payment Methods

Payee: FUTURE ENVISION LLP
Payment method: Alipay (支付宝)
Alipay Account: hippochen@gmail.com
Beneficiary name: Future Envision LLP
Beneficiary address: 80 Westcoast Road,05-20 Clemetiwoods Singapore, 126816.
Beneficiary bank account: 107 903 5230
Name of Beneficiary Bank: DBS Bank
Address of Beneficiary Bank: 12 Marina Boulevard, DBS Asia Central, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3, Singapore 018982
SWIFT / BIC Code: DBSSSGSG
Payment amount: SGD 1,315

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*The fee excludes of transportation (airfare, visa fees) or student’s pocket money.

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FE Cancellations & Refunds:

Cancellations and reductions must be made in writing and are subject to the following:

  • In order to ensure the smooth operation of the activity, if you withdraw within 3 days (including the day of payment) after completing the payment procedures, you will be refunded with full payment; The administrative fee for Camp cancellations will be RMB200 per camper.
  • Before May 5th 2019, if you withdraw due to personal reasons, 30% of the camp fee will be deducted; The administrative fee for Camp cancellations will be RMB200 per camper.
  • Before May 27th 2019, if you withdraw due to personal reasons, 50% of the camp fee will be deducted. The administrative fee for Camp cancellations will be RMB200 per camper.
  • No refunds shall be given after May 27th, 2019 - Cancellations after this date will result in complete forfeiture of camp fees (all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable).
  • NO refund, reduction of fees or credit will be granted for late arrival, early departure, withdrawal, or dismissal.
  • Except for those unable to travel normally due to natural force majeure, other reasons shall be handled according to the regulations.
 
 

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