Leadspire Academy offers various training camps aimed at improving English language skills and character building through Leadership & Career Management Camp, Performing Arts Camps and Storytelling Workshops.
If you are interested in joining in any of our camps/ collaborate with us in designing educational outreach, please contact Ms Iman, +6010 228 0614, firstname.lastname@example.org.
STORYTELLING & PERFORMANCE TRAINING- SPARK CAMP (APRIL 2019)
SPARK CAMP 2019
Over the past 3 days, we had a fruitful collaboration with Arus Academy in incorporating Arts in STEM based education. Students learnt to use storytelling and dramatic performance as tools for language development, creative storytelling and confidence building tool. We have seen students improved so much in a short 3 days time.
By the end of the workshop, students have to work in groups to design a story (with good characters, problem statement, solution, plot and setting) highlight a social issue on environmental protection. Students worked so well together in creating their own stories and creative adventures. I totally don't get how the kids work nowadays but the story-lines were really intriguing. We had Superman who gave up in saving the world but Sophia who continued to organise campaign and educate people to save the world, at the end Superman was moved and realised that saving the earth is not a one man's job but it requires everyone's cooperation, we had Princess Elsa who came from Frozen to teach police officers to educate their citizens on green initiatives and we also had Deadpool who teach people on how to be clean in order to fight against the zombies who feed on dirt and viruses. Really really bizarre.
What is even more impressive and interesting is also why we took this project on board. David Chak from Arus Academy is so considerate and we absolutely loved this idea. We had 30 students from 3 different schools (10 from Tamil school, 10 from Malay school and 10 from Chinese school). I teared up during one of the session while teaching these students because this is what an inclusive Malaysia looks like! To encourage mutual understanding and appreciation across cultures and races. We are teaching students for them to learn and appreciate each other. Not quota based on population but a conscious effort to foster equality and understanding how we as educators, can also make a difference.
Thank you once again for this opportunity and we look forward to more collaboration with amazing organisations like Arus.