Help your children learn and grow with theatre
Wit Kids is a weekly drama program for children aged 5-12 years. The children learn improvisation, mime, theatre sports and play drama games. In term four there’s a performance for family and friends that includes all students.
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Locations and days
Monday or Tuesday
Braybrook Community Hub
107-139 Churchill Ave
Braybrook VIC 3019
Maribyrnong Community Centre
9 Randall Street
Maribyrnong VIC 3032
Classes run weekly during school term, at the following times:
- Juniors (5 to 8 years old) 4.00pm to 5.00pm
- Seniors (9 to 12 years old) 5.10pm to 6.10pm
Thanks to the generous support of Braybrook Community Hub, these classes are available at the heavily discounted rate of $40 per child, per term.
Are you a crafty parent? Do you enjoy making costumes and props?
We’ll be looking for volunteers to get together and help us prepare for our term three performance. If you’re interested in being involved, let us know. It’s a great project to work on with your kids and you’ll meet other local families in the process!
About our teacher
Wit Kids is led and taught by our Artistic Director, Belinda Campbell. Belinda has completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA), an ATCL and LTCL in Performing Speech and Drama through Trinity College London and has studied at numerous acting studios. She has taught Melton City Council’s Children's Drama Workshops since 2014. In 2015, Belinda wrote Fairy Tale News for the children to perform and has since adapted the script for performance by the Wits as part of Melbourne Comedy Festival and our 2016 season. (You can get tickets here)
If you have any questions, send Belinda a message.
This program is made possible through a partnership with Braybrook Community Hub.
Why is drama important?
Drama has loads of benefits for children. Not only does it improve literacy and concentration, but it also builds confidence, communication and social skills/networks. Drama is an important emotional and creative outlet and the bonus is, it’s tons of fun!
Benefits of Drama
Self confidence, Imagination, Empathy, Cooperation, Concentration, Communication, Problem solving, Quick thinking, Emotional outlet, Relaxation, Self-discipline, Trust, Physical fitness, Memory, Social awareness, Friendships, Aesthetic appreciation.
Communication and Resilience
Developing communication, resilience and social skills through drama builds foundations for a more cohesive city, supporting children as they grow into contributing adults.
Through mime, improvisation and games, children develop the art of creating and storytelling, and aesthetic appreciation. Audience members discover the joy of live theatre and grow an appreciation for the creation of art.