Bandar Seri Begawan - Montage Brunei yesterday organised a workshop for local teachers in Brunei in relation to the enhancement of the Speech and Drama Programme for students.
The speech and drama course in Montage was conducted in collaboration with BluBricks, which specialises in a range of Speech and Drama courses for children, teenagers and adults.
The workshop was attended by teachers from government, private and international schools in Brunei such as Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Mary-am, Chung Hwa Secondary School, Awang Semaun Secondary School and MSPSBS, amongst many others.
In an interview with Pauline Liew of the DM Virtuoso Music School, she said that they were offering free training for teachers from several invited schools with the aim to train these local teachers to teach speech and drama in the future.
"Majority of the teachers present today are teachers from the English Department. We all know that the Ministry of Education has introduced drama to the curriculum although not all schools have implemented it to their curriculum. So we tend to invite these teachers so that they will be trained on how to teach speech and drama to their students in a more interesting and fun way".
She accentuated that speech and drama is an important curriculum as well as it allows children to enhance and improve their communication skills and build their confidence in respect to the development of their IQ.
Their mission is to make an attempt in empowering individuals, not only teachers but also students, to be self-leaders and future shapers.
"The teachers who are present today are mainly young and energetic and they are actually enjoying their programme. So I hope that they would share their knowledge and experience to their colleagues and implement the system within their curriculum in the near future". Montage Brunei hoped that with this training, their passion will then lead them to be a qualified speech and drama teacher who can contribute to the teaching industry of Brunei Darussalam.
During the training, the teachers were taught a few components of speech and drama such as the organisation and control, drama games in which they had to participate, reflection and evaluation and many others.
The workshop was facilitated by Az'farr Baginda from Kuala Lumpur, who acts and directs plays in the local performing arts scene and also teaches speech and drama at several private and international schools under the umbrella of BluBricks.
--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin