Facing the Goliath - Confident Writing Workshop

WRITING SKILLS FOR KIDS USING ROLE-PLAY


Zuzi Fort

Zuzi Fort

Communication & Drama Teacher, Industry professional with over 20 years of experience

3 hours 1 to 20 label $90 - $110 ($110 per person when you book for 1 student, $90 pp for 2+ students)


TO THE STUDENT:

“Closer and closer it came, it was getting bigger and bigger, soon it filled the sky above our school. Then, time seemed to halt. Everything went blank… computers, clocks, mobiles… We were trapped… Men in space suits descended, were they even human… and herded everyone into the hall… Everyone except our secret club, we were hiding in a dusty corner of the library… footsteps were approaching…”

A potential disaster and a potential triumph - let’s see where it takes us!

Every day we face challenges and overcome obstacles, as individuals and as a society. Against all obstacles, we beat the odd. We survive and thrive. Can you face the challenge of penning a survival story in just 90 short minutes? Are you up to the challenge of finding your character, often someone who is not the hero type, an underdog? Can you give him or her a test after test, a Goliath to beat? Getting within a hair width of a breaking point can your hero eventually become triumphant? Using the Maslow's hierarchy of needs and various writing techniques, role play and drama games we will prevent a disaster and triumphantly write an amazing short story!

TO THE PARENT:

OUTCOMES
Writing
Teamwork and conflict resolution
Social skills
Plot structure (linear and non-linear)
Optimistic outlook and perseverance
Confidence and positive self-image
Speaking in public and debating

Whether your child is the next Shakespeare or if he cannot stand the sight of a pen and paper, this is a fun and interactive workshop that will stimulate and educate without the drudgery of a class-work, the kids are sure to have a ball while learning the basics of composition, be it creative or essay writing.



This class is available on Request

Knowledge Required

None

What to bring

Bring a pencil case and paper

Location

Parramatta NSW

The teacher can also travel within 20km of Parramatta for private classes with 6 or more students

Your teacher
Zuzi Fort
Zuzi Fort

Communication & Drama Teacher, Industry professional with over 20 years of experience


Zuzi studied at the University of Western Sydney – Nepean (Theatre) and at the University of Technology – Sydney (Communication – directing and scriptwriting). Zuzi’s worked as an actor, director, scriptwriter, drama teacher, life coach, communication and public speaking tutor, community facilitator, radio/TV host as well as a stunt performer. Highlights include performing Moliere at the Belvoir, acting with David Ritchie in Place with the Pigs, playing Tiger Lily at Capitol Theatre, performing stunts on the Superman movie, Home & Away, Sea Patrol, All Saints and working for the Universal Studios. For over ten years Zuzi has worked with children, young adults and adults encouraging their creativity, developing confidence and providing essential life skills.

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