Media Release: Wit Kids, Braybrook

The best value childrens drama program in Melbourne’s West.

In 2016, families in Braybrook and surrounding areas can take advantage of heavily subsidised children’s drama classes, thanks to a generous grant from Maribyrnong City Council.

For only $20 per term, children aged 5 to 12 can join wit incorporated‘s special drama classes at Braybrook Community Hub, beginning on 1 February 2016.

The program is designed and delivered by wit incorporated Artistic Director, Belinda Campbell. “It’s such an important part of children’s development and learning, having space to create, pretend and socialise in a safe supportive environment,” she says.

 Belinda Campbell runs Wit Kids, Monday and Friday at Braybrook Community Hub

Belinda Campbell runs Wit Kids, Monday and Friday at Braybrook Community Hub

“Drama is the one activity that supports every other thing children do. Literacy, communication, physical fitness, emotional release, social skills, confidence, cooperation; the list just goes on and on.”

Belinda says the importance of drama for children goes beyond academic benefits, like communication, literacy and language skills.

“There’s a level of camaraderie and closeness that’s necessary in drama class, that the children don’t experience in many other places,” she says. “Sport is competitive, school is about grades, but in drama class we all work together to create stories. It’s a very supportive environment.”

Enrolments are now open for Friday and Monday classes at Braybrook Community Hub. Children participate in two age groups, with 5 to 8-year-olds from 3.45 to 4.45pm, and 9 to 12-year-olds from 5 to 6pm. Classes include vocal and physical warm ups and games, theatre sports activities, mime and improvisation, storytelling and script work.

Wit Kids – Braybrook is open to children from all backgrounds. More information is available on the wit incorporated website at www.witinc.com.au/wit-kids

This project is supported through the Maribyrnong City Council Community Grant Program.