The Academy’s ethos of ‘Developing confidence, communication and creativity’ aims to encourage students to be confident within themselves and to communicate well.
Our aim is to provide self-development in our students through a balanced drama programme to encourage:
Ongoing confidence and self-esteem
Communication and social interaction skills
Energy, enthusiasm, and a positive approach to life
Performing arts and presentation skills
Creativity and lateral thinking skills
Self-awareness, self-expression, and emotional intelligence
Who is Helen O’Grady?
In 1979, Helen O’Grady, a trained teacher and actress, hired a hall in Perth, Australia and commenced after school drama classes for children. Her aims were to provide a self-development through drama programme for children.
44 years later, Helen O’Grady’s programme of self-development has become the largest drama organisation of its kind, with over 100,000 students attending classes each week.
Through structured lesson plans, the classes focus on:
Developing social interaction skills
Focusing on vocal and physical communication techniques
Improving clarity of speech
For public speaking and one-on-one communication
Building self-esteem and confidence
To help our students feel good in themselves and around others
“What you say is important. How you say it makes the difference.”
– Helen O’Grady, Founder
Helping the development of young people, 4-18 Years.
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