Community-based drama at Oakfield

Young performers at the Carrickfergus Class Act Drama Academy showcase at Oakfield Community Centre. INCT 15-750-CON
Young performers at the Carrickfergus Class Act Drama Academy showcase at Oakfield Community Centre. INCT 15-750-CON

Carrickfergus Class Act Drama Academy students have workshopped the curriculum for family and friends at Oakfield Development Centre.

With great energy and vitality, the young participants began by performing the dynamic introductory activities. They demonstrated to the audience the aims of the academy to develop confidence, self-esteem and communication skills.

This was followed by a demonstration of the speech training which, according to the academy, illustrated this vital element of the curriculum can be enjoyable and active whilst teaching communication skills.

The thriving Youth Theatre, which works with the secondary school age-group, acted out varied scripted plays and improvisations tackling awkward character relationships, comedy, classic dramatists and which involved complex theatrical ideas and character acting.

At the end of the show students received medals, trophies and certificates.

Lisa Semple, the principal of the academy, said: “It is fantastic to see the development of the Carrickfergus children over the course of the term and the support of the parents and schools in the local community has been fantastic.

“We are very much looking forward to the summer productions, where every student gets an important part to play and is a culmination of the extensive work completed throughout the year.”

To find out more about this community-based drama programme, contact the academy office on 028 91464337.