Funtaj’s Creative Learning Through Drama:
All is now set for a series of theatre presentation by the students of FUNTAJ INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL Abuja as part of their end of session activities. The line up of event is an outcome of Funtaj’s Creative Learning Through Drama Programme, a highly effective method for integrating arts education into core curriculum, designed to produce a positive and lasting impact on student learning, in terms of creative and critical thinking, language development, listening, comprehension, retention, cooperation, and empathy and awareness of others. The programme has introduced more children to the magical world of theatre through participation in drama instruction and performance opportunities.
Starting Thursday, June 7 2018, at 4.00 pm, the Funtaj primary school children at Gudu will present an adaptation of “Matilda” to portray the value of an educated mind.
“Matilda” is written by Roald Dahl and published in 1988 by Jonathan Cape in London. In this book, Matilda discovers her love of books and by the age of three, has taught herself to read. At four she has read all the children’s stories in the library. She is oblivious to her brilliance and her parents are less than encouraging. While her mother insists that brains never got a woman anywhere, her father believes that the television is enough to learn from.
It is not until Matilda attends school and meets the lovely Miss Honey that anyone begins to nurture her talent.
This story is beautifully heartwarming; a surprising mix of humour, adventure and mystery. Matilda provides a strong message to children: you can do it.