Rhubarb’s success class
- Credit: supplied
A FORMER teacher with a passion for the arts has set up her own speech and drama school called Rhubarb.
Laura McMahon, who has 15 years of experience teaching English and drama, will put on sessions to enable primary and secondary school-aged children to develop clearer speech, better communication and social skills and improve their self-confidence.
The 36-year-old, who will run sessions on Saturdays at Portishead Primary School from next month, decided to go it alone after having her daughter.
She said: “I strongly believe there are various kinds of human intelligence, yet developing self-expression and imaginative ability is sadly often seen as less important. In my view dramatic education must be valued wherever we are concerned to develop the full range of children’s intelligence and abilities.
“I have always wanted the freedom to design my own curriculum, focussing on public presentation skills that really matter for success.
You may also want to watch:
“As the mainstream curriculum is now shifting towards core subjects, the arts are being diminished, leaving less room for creative subjects.”
- 1 Decision on Portishead Station delayed until next year
- 2 Responses to Portishead Lake Grounds consultation published
- 3 Halloween 2021: What Halloween events are taking place in North Somerset?
- 4 North Somerset Covid case rate at its highest
- 5 Primary school wins a second award for its focus on pupils’ mental wellbeing
- 6 Christmas messages to honour loved ones with Portishead Tree of Light
- 7 Claim for judicial review delays school expansion for vulnerable children
- 8 Ashton & Backwell United bow out of Buildbase FA Vase after Bemerton Heath Harlequins defeat
- 9 Clevedon Marine Lake to be drained
- 10 Group raises more than £1k for local causes