Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. It is for anyone who is being supported on a day-to-day basis, but who is hoping to be more independent in their daily life. You will be looking to take part in fun activities and learn new skills in acting, singing, dancing and performance. Complete beginners are welcome.
You will be learning in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment, amongst friends. This course will cover a range of different drama activities including: acting, singing, dancing and improvisation. You can also make new friends and find out about how to get involved in other opportunities and courses.
Support and feedback
During the course your tutor will explain what you need to do, give you feedback on your progress and help you with anything that you find difficult.
Additional costs and requirements
There are no entry requirements and you do not need to bring anything as all materials will be supplied.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Not unless you would like to. If that is the case, the tutor will be happy to supply you with something to do at home.
An example being that you might choose to learn your words for your performance.
About the tutor
Barbara Kernick is a tutor working with independent living groups for Learn Devon teaching Drama, Shopping and Independence. Prior to this she worked as a literacy and numeracy tutor and a Skills for Life Coordinator. She has been teaching adults for over 20 years and is a senior practitioner and Internal Verifier.
Before teaching she ran her own business and has been involved in various voluntary roles but now her six grandchildren take up most of her spare time.
“I enjoy encouraging learners to achieve more than they thought they were able to and to surprise themselves”.
Barbara Kernick, Independent Living Tutor, Learn Devon