In-school Programmes & Residencies

The Australian Institute of TheatreSports® is pleased to offer a variety of programme in schools.

They may take the form of a formalised programme - as outlined below or a one-off workshop. Our two most common programmes offered in schools are:

Artist in Residency - a project for the whole school

We are able to take classes of up to 30 students at a time

  • All years are able to be involved (usually broken up into similar age groups)
  • We work with each group daily to ensure skill development
  • The design of the course is dependent on the school size and the number of students in each class/year - it may include a performance of the whole school. Most schools opt for a 5 day programme
  • Teachers are encouraged to attend the classes either as active participators or observers - although we ask them not to get involved in leading or disciplining during the session
  • 2 hour PD session for staff held at a time convenient to the school
  • Full evaluation of programme by students, teachers and trainers with a report submitted to school

Set Group Project incorporating around 35 participants - often held as an interhouse competition

  • 8 to 12 hours of improvisation and team training - at a time convenient to the group ie once a week, full days or such like.
  • organisation and compering of the show
  • provision of 1 judge and training of the other 2 judges for the performance
  • Teachers are encouraged to attend the classes either as active participators or observers - we ask them not to get involved in leading or discipline in the sessions
  • Full evaluation of programme by students, teachers and trainers with a report submitted to school

Alternatively hour long workshops can be booked for a specific class or group of students, these can be held in school time or outside such as at camps.

The objectives of the programme are determined upon booking; some of our previous projects have concentrated on meeting the following objectives:

  • To increase students literary skills
  • To increase students oral story telling skills
  • To increase socialisation skills
  • To develop resiliency in students
  • To increase students awareness of bullying issues and to develop skills to deal with those issues
  • To increase self esteem
  • To boost self confidence
  • To increase the schools cooperation skills
  • To increase both individuals and groups respect for others.